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Where did the German Ausmus family come from? What is the German Ausmus family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ausmus family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ausmus family history?

The distinguished German surname Ausmus is derived from the Greek term "erasmos," meaning "loved," and was initially used as a personal name. It was most likely originally borne as a surname by the son of someone named Ausmus or a variation of it.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Rasmusson, Rasmus, Asmus, Eras, Rasem, Asam, Asum, Rassmann, Assmann, Raes, Raskin, Rasmussen, Asmussen, Asmusson, Erasmi, Erasmus, Ausmus, Assman and many more.

First found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name was first seated in Frankfort from about the 14th century, and would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ausmus research. Another 95 words(7 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1536, and 1722 are included under the topic Early Ausmus History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ausmus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ausmus Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Johann Ausmus, who settled in Illinois in 1800

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  • Carl E Ausmus (b. 1910), American physician
  • Bradley David "Brad" Ausmus (b. 1969), former American All Star catcher in Major League baseball


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The Ausmus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ausmus Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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