The name Asche, which is a local
surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in Swabia, a medieval dukedom that was in southwestern Germany
. In the 1st century, Swabia was settled by the tribe of the Sueben who came from central Germany
and drove the Celts
to Gaul (France). After the fall of the Roman Empire
, the Germanic Alemans from the north and the Bajuvaren from the east entered the region. These tribes were in turn defeated by the Franks under Clovis in 496. The dukedom of Swabia was formed in the 10th century. It was ruled by the Hohenstaufen family between the 11th and 13th centuries, when the counts of Wuerttemberg took control. Two other imperial dynasties also came from Swabia: the Hapsburgs and the Hohenzollerns, who were the Kings of Prussia
and the last German emperors until 1918. Today, the area is called Baden-Württemberg.
Early Origins of the Asche family
The surname Asche was first found in Swabia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Asche family
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Asche Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Asch, Asche, Asches, Ascher, Assch, Assche, Aschen and many more.
Early Notables of the Asche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asche family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Asche Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Bern Asche, who landed in America in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Asche (post 1700)
- Jochen Asche, East German luge athlete
- Oscar Asche (1871-1936), Australian actor, director and writer
- Austin Asche (b. 1925), Australian judge, former Administrator of the Northern Territory and was the third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
The Asche Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute Duce
Motto Translation: With virtue for guide.
Asche Family Crest Products
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)