Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the Middle English personal name Asheman (Old English Æscmann, probably originally a byname from æscman ‘seaman’ or ‘pirate’, i.e. one who sailed in an ash-wood boat).
  • Americanized spelling of German Aschmann, an occupational name from Middle High German aschman ‘kitchen servant’ or ‘boatman’.
  • Variant of German and Swiss Eschmann.