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Type Surname (from nickname & from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. ASH-men(English)  [key]

Meaning & History

From Middle English Asheman, a byname meaning "pirate, seaman". It can also be made up of English ash referring to the "ash tree", and man. In that case, it could refer to someone who lived by ash trees. It could also be an anglicized form of German Aschmann meaning "kitchen servant" or "boatsman", or of German and Swiss Eschmann
Added 3/21/2018 by ShioTanbo1
Edited 3/25/2018 by Beautiful Victory and ShioTanbo1