The distinguished German surname Raes 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 Raes or a variation of it.
Early Origins of the Raes family
The surname Raes 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 Raes family
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Raes 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 Raes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Raes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ursula Raes, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1854 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Raes (post 1700)
- Anouk Raes (b. 1988), Belgian field hockey player at the 2012 Summer Olympics