Family name origins & meanings
- German (often Äscher) : occupational name for an ashmaker (see Aschenbrenner), from Middle High German escher ‘ashes’.
- German : topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree or ash grove, from Middle High German asch ‘ash’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
- German : habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with the element asch, including Ascha, Aschach, Aschau.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : see Asher.