Male Ascahs - DNA Testing
As far as I know, the origin of the Ascah family is still a bit of a mystery. The name Ascah is pretty much only found amongst descendents of the original Richard Ascah.
Have any men who are in Richard Ascah's direct paternal line taken a Y-DNA test? By direct paternal line, I mean you are a man, and Richard Ascah was your father's father's father's (etc.) father. A Y-DNA test at at least 37 markers can often help determine a surname, and help to make connections when there is a brick wall. FamilyTreeDNA, the company which does this testing, is having a great sale right now if anyone is interested. If there are enough male Ascahs who would like to test, an Ascah project could even be started.