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The name Aschen, 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 Aschen family


The surname Aschen 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.

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Early History of the Aschen family

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Early History of the Aschen family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aschen research.
Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1727, 1762, 1783, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Aschen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aschen Spelling Variations

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Aschen Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Asch, Asche, Asches, Ascher, Assch, Assche, Aschen and many more.

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Early Notables of the Aschen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Aschen family (pre 1700)


Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aschen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Aschen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Aschen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aschen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Aschen who settled in America some time in the nineteenth century
  • F. Aschen, who settled in Texas in 1857

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The Aschen Motto

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The Aschen 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.


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