Usher Family History
Usher Name Meaning
English: occupational name from Middle English usher ‘usher doorkeeper’ Old French (le) ussier huissier Anglo-Norman French usser from Late Latin ustiarius a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door gate’. The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions and this may be a partial source of the surname. This name has been in Ireland since 1302 when John le Ussher was constable of Dublin Castle and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hesson . Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022