Askew Family History

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Askew Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire named Aiskew, from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + skógr ‘wood’.

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

Similar surnames: Asker, Ask, Ake, Kew, Askey, Auker, Aspen, Laske, Haskew, Akes

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Askew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Askew name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Askew. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Askew Family Origin

Where is the Askew family from?

Askew Family Occupations

What did your Askew ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Askew occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Askew's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Askew. A less common occupation for the Askew family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Askew Historical Records

What Askew family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Askew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Askew 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Askew. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Askew. For the veterans among your Askew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Askew Life Expectancy

What is the average Askew lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Askew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Askew in 1945 was 28, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Askew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Askew 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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