Early Origins of the Ashur family
The surname Ashur was first found in Switzerland
, where since ancient times the name Escher was closely associated with the area's feudal
conflicts. As they became more prominent, the family formed alliances with powerful nobles and princes during the many turbulent events of the period. Thus Escher merged with other distinguished houses thereby enhancing and extending the family's influence.
Early History of the Ashur family
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Ashur Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Esher, Ascher, Asher, Aischer, Aisher, Ayscher, Aysher, Eyscher, Eysher, Eser, Eshen, Eshere, Echel, Eschle, Eschere, Eschen, Eschel, Eschle, Aschere, Aschen, Aschel and many more.
Early Notables of the Ashur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashur family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Escher who, along with his wife and two children, settled in New York state in 1709; Johan Christian Eser who settled in Pennsylvania in 1754; Johanne Conrad Escher who also settled in Pennsylvania in 1765.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ashur (post 1700)
- Ashur Rabi, the King of Assyria from 1453 BC to 1435 BC