Asmussen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Asmussen 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 Asmussen or a variation of it.

Early Origins of the Asmussen family

The surname Asmussen 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 Asmussen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asmussen research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1536, and 1722 are included under the topic Early Asmussen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Asmussen 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 Asmussen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Asmussen family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Ausmus, who settled in Illinois in 1800; Mathias Assman, who was naturalized in Detroit in 1844; Johann Assmann and his wife Anna Elis Nikodemus, who emigrated from Simmern, Hunsrueck to Brazil with their five children in 1846.


Contemporary Notables of the name Asmussen (post 1700) +

  • W. Asmussen, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 12th District, 1877-80 [1]
  • Theodore S. Asmussen, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1919 [1]
  • Svend Asmussen (1916-2017), Danish jazz violinist


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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