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Askey Family History

Askey Name Meaning

from an early Middle English personal name of Scandinavian origin, related to Old Danish Aski, a derivative of askr ‘ash tree’. variant of Askew.

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

Similar surnames: Asker, Alley, Askin, Ashby, Askew, Caskey, Paskey, Taskey, Ashley

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Where is the Askey family from?

You can see how Askey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Askey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Askey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Askey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 41% of all the recorded Askey's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Askey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Askey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Askey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Askey. 25% of Askey men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Askey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Askey were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Askey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Askey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Askey. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Askey. For the veterans among your Askey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Askey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Askey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Askey in 1954 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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