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The toponymEschbach is a composed word consisting of the German words Esche (ash tree) and Bach (brook). However, the settlement is first mentioned in a document of the Abbey of Saint Gall of 807 under the name Ascabah.Asca is Old High German meaning burnt ash. On the other hand, the Geographical Dictionary of the Archive of Baden-Württemberg relates it to aspa (Old High German for aspen).