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Asper Early Origins



The surname Asper was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Asper Spelling Variations


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Asper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Asperen, Asperenn, Asperenns, Asperens, Asperene, Asperenes, Asper, Asperger, Asperren, Aspperen, Aspperens and many more.

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Asper Early History


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Asper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asper research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Asper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Asper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Asper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Asper 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:

Asper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Asper, who was on record in Pennsylvania in the 1635-1645 period

Asper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Asper, who Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Johannes Asper, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Asper, aged 38, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Peter Asper, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754

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Contemporary Notables of the name Asper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Asper (post 1700)



  • Joel Funk Asper (1822-1872), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868; U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1869-71
  • Leonard Asper (b. 1964), former President and Chief Executive Officer of CanWest Global Communications Corp
  • Israel Harold "Izzy" Asper OC, OM, QC (1932-2003), founder of CanWest Global Communications Corp
  • Gail Asper OC, OM (b. 1960), President of the CanWest Global Foundation and President and Trustee of The Asper Foundation
  • David Asper (b. 1958), former Executive Vice President of the Canadian media company CanWest Global Communications Corp

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Asper Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    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. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    11. ...

    The Asper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Asper 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 8 October 2015 at 15:03.

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