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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Askew

  • When was the first name Askew first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Askew is Friday, January 1st, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Askew? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Askew. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Askew: Your name in reverse order is Weksa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akews. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Askew? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,683 people with the last name Askew.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Askew? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Askew as their last name.
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Popularity of Askew as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Askew U.S.
  White 45.63% 64.26%
  African American 49.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Askew

People with the last name Askew are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Askew" mean? The list below shows the origins of Askew as well as things modernly associated with the name Askew such as celebrities named Askew.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective and adverb A*skew"
Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- sometimes indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry.

Etymology: Pref. a- + skew

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Turned or twisted toward one side
  2. Turned or twisted to one side ("rugs lying askew")

From Old Norse á ská (“askew, askance”), equivalent to a- +‎ skew. Compare Icelandic á ská (“diagonally”), Danish skrå (“slanting, oblique”), German Schräge (“slope, slant”).

Notable Persons With the Last Name Askew

Desmond Askew

Desmond Askew is an actor. Desmond was born in 1972 in London, England.


What does the name Askew mean?

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Wis for willing, to go the extra mile

Past life for Askew born Jan 3, 1930

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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