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

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Asker Family Origin

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Asker Family Occupations

What did your Asker ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Book Keeper

  • Bookkeeper

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Asker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Asker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Asker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Asker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 767 military records available for the last name Asker. For the veterans among your Asker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Asker Life Expectancy

What is the average Asker lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Asker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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