Asker Family History
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Asker Name Meaning
Turkish: occupational name from asker ‘soldier’, from Arabic ?askari. This name is also found in Iran and the Indian subcontinent. Arabic: variant of Asghar. Greek: shortened form of Askeris, from Turkish asker ‘soldier’, or from Askeridis or Askeropoulos, patronymics from this word. Compare Laskaris. Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Asker, in particular those near Oslo, from an inflected form of ask ‘ash tree’. English (Norfolk): topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, Middle English ask (from Old Norse asker) + the habitational suffix -er. English: from Middle English asker(e) ‘collector of tolls or revenues’ or (in a legal context) ‘plaintiff’ or ‘prosecutor’ (an agent derivative of Middle English aske(n) ‘to ask’, ‘to demand’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Asher, Anker, Acker, Auker, Asper, Askey, Easter, Tasker, Askew, Aker