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Asch Family History

Asch Name Meaning

North German: from a Middle Low German personal name, Asc, originally meaning ‘spearman’ (see Ash). German: habitational name from any of various minor places named with asch ‘ash (tree)’. Compare Ascher. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Ash. English: variant spelling of Ash. See also Asche.

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


Similar surnames: Ash, Rasch, Masch, Esch, Asche, Ascher, Pasch, Roch, Gasch, Dasch

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Where is the Asch family from?

You can see how Asch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Asch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Asch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Asch families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Asch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Asch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Asch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Asch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Asch. 25% of Asch men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Asch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asch were Farmer and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Manager
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Asch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asch 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Asch. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Asch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Asch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Asch in 1951 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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