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The name Rasche was derived from one of several place names in the German empire, such as Rasch near Nuremberg or Raschau in Saxony. The surname most likely emerged independently in several different kingdoms before it began to branch to still more regions.

Rasche Early Origins



The surname Rasche was first found in Pomerania, where the name could be considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. Chronicles first mention Johann Rasche of Stralsund, Pomerania, in 1277, Ruel Rascher of Frankfurt in 1300, and Cunrath Rasch of Allgae, Pomerania in 1361. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts at a time when groups sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Rasche Spelling Variations


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Rasche Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rasch, Raasch, Rasche, Raschers, Raschig and many more.

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Rasche Early History


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Rasche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rasche research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1645 is included under the topic Early Rasche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rasche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rasche Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rasche 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:

Rasche Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Rasche, who landed in Ohio in 1869
  • Wilhelm Rasche, aged 39, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Anna Rasche, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Magdalana Rasche, aged 37, who arrived in America from Albona, in 1898

Rasche Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelm Rasche, aged 23, who arrived in America from Otthenhagen, Germany, in 1907
  • Otto Rasche, aged 31, who arrived in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1909
  • Albert Rasche, aged 36, who arrived in America from Minden, Germany, in 1909
  • Dirchka Rasche, aged 17, who arrived in America from Ostroma, Russia, in 1909
  • Emil Rasche, aged 39, who arrived in America from Schaibach, Austria, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasche (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasche (post 1700)



  • David Rasche (b. 1944), American theater, film and television actor, best known for his his starring role in the 1980s satirical police sitcom Sledge Hammer!
  • Thea Rasche (1899-1971), Germany's first woman pilot who had a failed attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean in 1928

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Rasche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rasche 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 27 March 2014 at 14:58.

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