Asher Family History

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Asher Name Meaning

English (mainly Sussex and Hampshire): topographic name denoting someone dwelling by an ash tree, from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + the habitational suffix -er. Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Asher ‘blessed’. Americanized spelling of German Ascher.

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

Similar surnames: Ascher, Asker, Washer, Usher, Lasher, Asper, Osher, Dasher, Easter

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Asher Family Origin

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Asher Family Occupations

What did your Asher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Asher. 2% of Asher men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Asher women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Asher were Bricklayer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Gardener
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties

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

Asher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Asher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Asher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Asher. For the veterans among your Asher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Asher Life Expectancy

What is the average Asher lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Asher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Asher in 1942 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Asher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Asher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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