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Ascher Name Meaning

German (often Äscher): occupational name for an ashmaker (see Aschenbrenner ) from Middle High German escher ‘ashes’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree or ash grove from Middle High German asch ‘ash’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. German: habitational name for someone from any of numerous minor places called with the element asch including Ascha Aschach Aschau. Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of the German surname or a variant of Asher .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Asher, Scher, Asch, Wascher, Kucher, Acker, Eicher, Auchter, Amacher

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Where is the Ascher family from?

You can see how Ascher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ascher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ascher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Ascher families living in Quebec. This was about 58% of all the recorded Ascher's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Ascher families in 1911.
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What did your Ascher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Ascher. 50% of Ascher men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ascher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ascher 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ascher. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ascher. For the veterans among your Ascher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ascher lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ascher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ascher in 1956 was 54, and 67 in 2004.

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