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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rasmussen


German


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

Rasmussen Early Origins



The surname Rasmussen 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.

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Rasmussen Spelling Variations


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Rasmussen 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.

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Rasmussen Early History


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Rasmussen Early History



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

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Rasmussen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rasmussen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rasmussen 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:

Rasmussen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Truls Rasmussen, aged 31, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Soren Rasmussen, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hansing Rasmussen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Claus Rasmussen, who setted in New York on the steamship Schiller in 1875
  • Peter C Fio Rasmussen, who landed in Mississippi in 1875 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rasmussen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Rasmussen, who arrived in Mississippi in 1902 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Christian Rasmussen, who landed in Alabama in 1924 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Rasmussen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Maren Rasmussen, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasmussen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasmussen (post 1700)



  • Carmen Rasmussen (b. 1985), Canadian-American singer
  • Dennis Rasmussen (b. 1959), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Bruce Rasmussen (b. 1961), American television producer
  • Blair Rasmussen (b. 1962), American former professional basketball player
  • Alis Rasmussen (b. 1958), American writer known by the name Kate Elliott
  • Hugo Rasmussen (1941-2015), Danish bassist, best known for his 1978 album Sweets to the Sweet
  • Brigadier John Herbert Rasmussen (1902-1952), Australian Director-General of Army Public Relations from 1944 to 1945
  • Scott Rasmussen, co-founder of the sports television network ESPN and polling company Rasmussen Reports
  • Egil Rasmussen (1903-1964), Norwegian author, literature critic and musician
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen (b. 1953), Prime Minister of Denmark
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rasmussen Historic Events


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Rasmussen Historic Events




RMS Titanic


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Rasmussen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Rasmussen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rasmussen 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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