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The name Raasch was derived from one of several place names in the German empire, such as Rasch near Nuremberg or Raschau in Saxony. The surname most likely emerged independently in several different kingdoms before it began to branch to still more regions.

Raasch Early Origins



The surname Raasch was first found in Pomerania, where the name could be considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. Chronicles first mention Johann Rasche of Stralsund, Pomerania, in 1277, Ruel Rascher of Frankfurt in 1300, and Cunrath Rasch of Allgae, Pomerania in 1361. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts at a time when groups sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Raasch Spelling Variations


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Raasch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rasch, Raasch, Rasche, Raschers, Raschig and many more.

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Raasch Early History


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Raasch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raasch research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1645 is included under the topic Early Raasch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raasch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raasch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raasch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Raasch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Luise Wilhelmine Raasch, aged 33, landed in America in 1843
  • Martin Raasch, aged 28, arrived in America in 1844
  • Dorothea Elis Raasch, aged 35, arrived in America in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raasch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raasch (post 1700)



  • Joe Raasch, American visual effects specialist, known for his work on Saw II (2005) and The Tudors (2007)
  • Amy Raasch, American actress, known for her work on The Four Corners of Nowhere (1995) and Momma's Boy (2002)
  • Wayne Raasch, American Democrat politician, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 2002, 2004; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 28th District, 2010
  • Herman W. A. Raasch, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1901
  • Earl J. Raasch, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 2nd District, 1934, 1935
  • Manfred Raasch (1931-1965), German actor from Berlin
  • Nicola Raasch (b. 1970), German actress from Berlin
  • Emanuel Raasch, German gold, three-time silver, two-time bronze medalist racing cyclist, active 1975 through 1991

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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