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Early Origins of the Absher family

The surname Absher was first found in Switzerland, where in early times the name Habich came from humble beginnings but later gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the territory's medieval society. It became more prominent as several branches of the family acquired distant estates thereby elevating their social status and position within society.

Early History of the Absher family

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Absher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Habich, Habbich, Habiche, Habicht, Habbiche, Habisch, Habbisch, Habig, Habigt, Havecker, Haebich, Haebiche, Hebich, Hebeche, Habick, Habicke, Haebbich, Hebbich, Haebbick, Hebbick, Habicht and many more.

Early Notables of the Absher family (pre 1700)

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Absher Ranking

In the United States, the name Absher is the 7,559th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Absher family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Heinrich Habicht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752; Julius Habich and his wife Charlotte Schalm arrived in Texas in 1846; Ernst Havecker arrived in America in 1849.

Contemporary Notables of the name Absher (post 1700) +

  • Richard Alfred "Dick" Absher Jr. (b. 1944), former American NFL football linebacker for the Washington Redskins (1967); Atlanta Falcons (1967-1968); New Orleans Saints (1969-1971); and the Philadelphia Eagles (1972)
  • Tessema Absher (b. 1986), Ethiopian long-distance runner

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