Erasmus History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Erasmus is a patronymic name derived from the German personal name Erasmus (which in turn was derived from the Latinized form of the Greek word "erasmos," meaning love), borne by an early Christian saint. [1] Generally, many of the family evolved the name to Rasmussen in Denmark. The suffix '-sen' is translatable as 'son of.'

Erasmus Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rasmussen, Rasmusen, Asmussen, Rasmus, Asmus, Erasmus and many more.

Early Notables of the Erasmus family (pre 1700)

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Erasmus migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Erasmus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julius Erasmus, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1877
  • Willem Erasmus, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1894
Erasmus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John J. Erasmus, who immigrated to America, in 1904
  • Katarina Erasmus, aged 21, who landed in America from Roga, in 1905
  • Anton Erasmus, aged 40, who settled in America from Roza, in 1905
  • Weronika Erasmus, aged 12, who immigrated to the United States from Koza, Austria, in 1907
  • Percy Erasmus, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Erasmus (post 1700)

  • Mrs. Charles C. Erasmus, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1956
  • Garth Erasmus (b. 1956), South African artist
  • Daniel Jacobus Erasmus (1830-1913), South African Boer political figure
  • Roy Erasmus, Canadian politician and lawyer from Northwest Territories
  • Daniel Erasmus, South African athlete who won twelve medals at the Paralympic Games Japan
  • Justin Erasmus (b. 1990), South African baseball player in the USA
  • Frans C. Erasmus (1896-1967), South African National Party politician
  • Georges Henry Erasmus QC (b. 1948), Canadian Aboriginal politician
  • Jaco Erasmus (b. 1979), South African-born Italian rugby union naturalized player
  • Marais Erasmus (b. 1964), South African cricket umpire and member of the ICC Elite Umpire Panel
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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
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