Ask Name Meaning

Swedish and Norwegian: from ask ‘ash tree’, applied either as a habitational name from a place named with this word or as an ornamental name. English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire named Aske, from Old English as æsc ‘ash tree’, later replaced by the Old Norse cognate askr.

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

Similar surnames: Asp, Ash, Askew, Sas, Ast, Calk, Lask, Ark, Hast, Raak

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Ask Family Origin

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Ask Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ask. 65% of Ask men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Ask Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Ask life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ask in 1956 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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