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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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 Dec. 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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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  5. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  6. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  10. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. 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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