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Ask Surname Meaning

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

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Ask family from?

You can see how Ask families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ask family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ask families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 28 Ask families living in Yorkshire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Ask's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Ask families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ask surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ask ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ask. 100% of Ask women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ask. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ask census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ask. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Ask. For the veterans among your Ask ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ask lifespan?

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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