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Origin and popularity of the name ASH


Ash : 1: English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc) hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire Dorset Hampshire Herefordshire Kent Surrey Shropshire Somerset and elsewhere).2: Americanized form of German Asch and Esch the latter ultimately also of Swiss German origin (see Oesch).3: Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dufresne with the same meaning as 1 above.4: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul (see Altschul) or AyznSHtot (see Eisenstadt).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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