Last name origins & meanings:
- German (often Äscher): occupational name for an
ashmaker (see Aschenbrenner), from Middle High German
- 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 from any of the numerous minor places named with the
element asch, including Ascha, Aschach, Aschau.
(Ashkenazic): see Asher.
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