Ask Name Meaning

Swedish and Norwegian: from ask ‘ash tree’, applied either as a habitational name from a place named with this word or as an ornamental name. English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire named Aske, from Old English as æsc ‘ash tree’, later replaced by the Old Norse cognate askr.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Asp, Ash, Askew, Sas, Ast, Calk, Lask, Ark, Hast, Raak

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Ask Family Origin

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Ask Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Merchant

    7%

In 1880, the most common Ask occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Ask's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ask. A less common occupation for the Ask family was Merchant.

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Ask life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ask in 1956 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ask

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