Asmus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished German surname Asmus 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 Asmus or a variation of it.
Early Origins of the Asmus family
The surname Asmus was 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.
Early History of the Asmus family
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Asmus Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Asmus family (pre 1700)
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Asmus migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Asmus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- C J A Asmus, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 
Asmus migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Asmus Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Johann Christian Asmus, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Asmus (post 1700) +
- Ken Asmus (b. 1954), American politician, Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1998 
- Karin Asmus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 
- Asmus Nicolai Clausen (1911-1943), German U-boat commander of the Second World War who is credited with sinking 23 ships
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html