Æscræd is a masculine OE name formed from the elements æsc (‘ash; spear, lance; ship’) and ræd (‘counsel, wisdom’). Von Feilitzen’s hesitation in assigning the DB spelling Ascored to the name seems unnecessary in light of the frequency with which DB inserted vowels in the middle of OE names that were difficult for Normans to pronounce (von Feilitzen 1937: 72, 165) and especially in light of the spelling Ascured for what must surely be the same name in a fourteenth-century cartulary copy of a tenth-century charter (S 679). The name was uncommon, there being only two pre-Domesday examples currently in PASE, including the latter (Æscred 1 Æscræd 2).
S: P. H. Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Charters: An Annotated List and Bibliography, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 8 (London, 1968), revised by S. Kelly, R. Rushforth et al., The Electronic Sawyer: Online Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Charters, published online through Kemble: The Anglo-Saxon Charters Website, currently at http://www.esawyer.org.uk/about/index.html
von Feilitzen 1937: Olof von Feilitzen, The Pre-Conquest Personal Names of Domesday Book, Nomina Germanica 3 (Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksells, 1937)
Spellings in Domesday Book: Ascored
Forms in modern scholarship:
von Feilitzen head forms: Ascored
Phillimore edition: Ashred
Alecto edition: Ascored