Show ContentsRaschke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Raschke surname is derived from the name Rasch, from the Middle High German word "rasch" meaning "quick," or "hot-headed;" as such, it may have originally been a nickname for a quick or rash person.

Early Origins of the Raschke family

The surname Raschke was first found in Silesia and Swedish Pomerania, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent due to this family's extensive land-holdings in the regions of Brandenburg and Saxony. Here, they became active in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the political struggles for economic supremacy, in which each group sought power and status in a constantly evolving territorial profile.

Early History of the Raschke family

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Raschke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Raschka, Rashke, Rashka, Raschki, Rashki, Raschau and others.

Early Notables of the Raschke family

Notables of the period with the surname Raschke were

  • Ignanz Franz Raschke, the descendent of a long line of Bohemian knights, was a prominent physician in Silesia and was ennobled for his achievements in 1736...

United States Raschke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Raschke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Edw Raschke, aged 25, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Anna Sophie Raschke, aged 48, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Heinrich Raschke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Friedrich Raschke, age 24, who arrived in America on May 31, 1858
  • August and Anna Raschke, who settled in Texas in 1860
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  • Fritz Raschke (1920-1941), German Musikobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

  1. 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)
  2. Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook