Asa Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryukyu Islands. Hungarian: from Assa, a pet form of the ecclesiastical personal name Asbót (see Oswald).

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


Similar surnames: Basa, Isa, Sawa, Casa, Apa, Ash, Asai, Jasa, Sa, Ast

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Asa Family Origin

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Asa Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Asa. 43% of Asa men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Asa women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asa were Farm Laborer and Manager

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    39%
  • Canning
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Manager
    16%

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

Asa Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 742 immigration records available for the last name Asa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Asa. For the veterans among your Asa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Asa Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Asa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Asa in 1952 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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