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The name Ascher, 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.

Ascher Early Origins



The surname Ascher 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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Ascher Spelling Variations


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Ascher Spelling Variations



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

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Ascher Early History


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Ascher Early History



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

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Ascher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ascher Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ascher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hermann Ascher who came to New York, NY in 1850
  • Carl Ascher, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Hermann Ascher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Hermine Ascher, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Wilhelm Ascher, who arrived in Texas in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ascher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ascher (post 1700)



  • Richard A. Ascher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • John B. Ascher, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1991
  • John A. Ascher, American Democrat politician, Physician; Member of Nevada State Legislature; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 13th District, 1926, 1930; Mayor of Freeport, Illinois
  • Bernard Ascher (b. 1933), prominent American governmental economist
  • Leo Ascher (1880-1942), Jewish composer
  • Kenneth Ascher (b. 1944), American musician, songwriter and musical arranger
  • William Ascher (b. 1947), American professor of public policy
  • Joseph Ascher, Dutch composer and court pianist to Eugénie de Montijo

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Ascher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ascher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 October 2015 at 10:06.

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