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

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Asker Family Origin

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Asker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Book Keeper

    11%
  • Bookkeeper

    11%
  • Butcher

    11%

In 1880, the most common Asker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Asker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Asker family was Butcher. Farmer, Book Keeper and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Asker.

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Asker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Asker in 1962 was 52, and 92 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Asker

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