Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the Norman personal name Asketin, a pet
form of the Old Norse name Ásketil (see Haskell).
- Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiscín
‘descendant of Uiscín’, apparently a diminutive of
uisce ‘water’ (and thus the surname may be ‘translated’
Waters), but possibly a corruption of a diminutive of
Fuarghus meaning ‘cold choice’.
- Jewish (from
Ukraine): metronymic from Yiddish name Khaske, a pet form of
Khane (see Hanna 1) + the Slavic possessive suffix
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