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The surname Rasi may be derived form the Italian word "raso," meaning "level," or "smooth, " in which case, it may have been a nickname for someone with close-cropped hair; or it may have derived from another Italian word "raso," which meant "satin;" in which case it was likely an occupational name for a someone who made or traded in clothing or cloth.

Rasi Early Origins



The surname Rasi was first found in the city of Milan.

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Rasi Spelling Variations


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Rasi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Raso, Rasi, Rasini, Rasetti, Rasoni, Rasotto, Rasotti, Rasetto, Rasetta, Rasino, Rasone and many more.

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Rasi Early History


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Rasi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rasi research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1573, 1574, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Rasi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rasi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rasi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Francesco Rasi (1574-1621) was a 16th century singer and composer and worked at the Court of Mantua for 20...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rasi 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:

Rasi Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Rasi, who arrived in Carolina in 1738

Rasi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rocco Rasi, age 33, who arrived in New York on April 3, 1885, aboard the "Archimede"
  • Micheli Rasi, age 26, who arrived in America on De c. 3, 1888, aboard the "Bolivia"
  • Maria Rasi, who arrived at Ellis Island, New York on July 16, 1897, aboard the "Sarnia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasi (post 1700)



  • Petteri Rasi, Finnish professional ice hockey player

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Rasi Family Crest Products


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Rasi Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    6. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
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    The Rasi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rasi 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 18 September 2013 at 21:32.

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