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Rasbery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Rasbery family

The surname Rasbery 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.

Early History of the Rasbery family

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Rasbery Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Rasbery include Rabespree, Rasbery, Rasberry, Ratesberry, Ratesbury, Rasbury, Radesberry, Radesbery, Radespree, Ratsbury and many more.

Early Notables of the Rasbery family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Rasbery family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rasbery Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jerimiah Rasbery, who was recorded in the Ontario, Canada census of 1871

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