Aeschlimann last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Aeschlimann is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Aeschlimann.

Meaning of Aeschlimann

Derived from the German word "Esche" meaning "ash tree," likely referring to someone who lived near ash trees.

Aeschlimann, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Aeschlimann surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Aeschlimann in America

Aeschlimann is the 71678th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Aeschlimann surname appeared 272 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 people would have the surname Aeschlimann.

We can also compare 2010 data for Aeschlimann to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 71678 74675 -4.10%
Count 272 241 12.09%
Proportion per 100k 0.09 0.09 0.00%

The history of the last name Aeschlimann

The surname Aeschlimann originates from the German-speaking regions of Switzerland, particularly the canton of Bern. It emerged during the late medieval period, around the 14th or 15th century. The name is derived from the Old High German words "asc" or "esch," meaning ash tree, and "li-mann," meaning a small woods or grove. Therefore, Aeschlimann likely referred to someone who lived near or worked in an ash grove.

One of the earliest recorded mentions of the name Aeschlimann can be found in the Berner Ratsmanuale, a collection of council records from Bern, dating back to the 15th century. The name was also documented in various Swiss village and church registers from the 16th and 17th centuries, often appearing in spellings such as Äschlimann, Aeschlimann, or Äschlimann.

Notable individuals with the surname Aeschlimann include Johann Aeschlimann (1556-1624), a Swiss Protestant theologian and professor at the University of Bern. Another early bearer of the name was Hans Aeschlimann (1625-1702), a farmer and landowner in the village of Grafenried, near Bern.

In the 18th century, Jacob Aeschlimann (1718-1794) was a prominent Swiss merchant and politician who served as a member of the Grand Council of Bern. His son, Johann Rudolf Aeschlimann (1749-1821), was a respected lawyer and judge in Bern.

During the 19th century, the name Aeschlimann became more widespread across Switzerland and beyond. One notable figure was Emilie Aeschlimann (1815-1888), a Swiss painter and illustrator known for her portraits and landscapes.

Other noteworthy individuals with this surname include Ernst Aeschlimann (1876-1950), a Swiss architect and urban planner who designed several buildings and public spaces in Bern, and Hans Aeschlimann (1888-1970), a Swiss biologist and entomologist who specialized in the study of beetles.

While the name Aeschlimann is most closely associated with Switzerland, it has also been found in other German-speaking regions of Europe, particularly in areas with historical ties to Switzerland or where Swiss immigrants settled.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Aeschlimann

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Aeschlimann.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Aeschlimann was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 92.28% 251
Non-Hispanic Black Only 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races (S)% (S)
Hispanic Origin 6.99% 19

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Aeschlimann has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 92.28% 94.19% -2.05%
Black 0.00% (S)% (S)%
Asian and Pacific Islander (S)% (S)% (S)%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Two or More Races (S)% 0.00% (S)%
Hispanic 6.99% 5.39% 25.85%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Aeschlimann was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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