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The Rasberry surname is thought to have originally been a habitational name, taken on from Ratsbury in Lynton, Devon.

Rasberry Early Origins



The surname Rasberry was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1242 when Merioth Rabespree held estates in Devon.

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Rasberry Spelling Variations


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Rasberry Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Rasberry were recorded, including Rabespree, Rasbery, Rasberry, Ratesberry, Ratesbury, Rasbury, Radesberry, Radesbery, Radespree, Ratsbury and many more.

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Rasberry Early History


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Rasberry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rasberry research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1634, 1689, 1673 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Rasberry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rasberry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rasberry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rasberry 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Rasberry family emigrate to North America:

Rasberry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Rasberry, who setted in Georgia in the mid-18th century

Rasberry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. S. Rasberry, who arrived on a ship at San Francisco in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasberry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasberry (post 1700)



  • Angela Kellie Rasberry (b. 1968), American radio personality
  • Tom Rasberry, American exterminator who first identified the Rasberry Crazy Ant in 2002, responsible for shorting out many types of electrical apparatuses, hired by NASA to rid the Johnson Space Center of the ants

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 23 January 2017 at 16:51.

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