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Ascari is typically Emilian, from Modena in particular, Ascheri is typical of Liguria, from the province of Imperia above all, Ascherio, absolutely rare, it would seem of the Milanese, Aschero, always Ligurian, but of the Savona area, Aschieri has a Turin, one Milanese and one in Turin reggiano, Aschiero, very very rare, is Piedmontese, they should all derive from the medieval name Anscarius originating from the Germanic name Franconian Anskar (the divine spear), we recall Sanctus Anscarius Hammemburgensis archiepiscopus: "... Inter quos praecipuus legitur sanctissimus pater noster ac philosophus Christi Anscarius, vitae ac scientiae merit clarus, et omni populo Saxonum acceptus .... "and in 900" Anscarius Berenganii (brother of Berengar and duke of Ivrea) frater, quem ex Adelberto Ermengarda Regis Hugonis genuit soror ... ". Famous was Alberto Ascari who for two consecutive seasons in 1952 and 1953 was Formula 1 world champion with Ferrari.