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The name Rask 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.

Rask Early Origins



The surname Rask 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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Rask Spelling Variations


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Rask Spelling Variations



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

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Rask Early History


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Rask Early History



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

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Rask Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rask Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Rask Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. P. Rask, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Rask Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Amanda Rask, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Andreas Rask, who emigrated to the United States from Antwerp, in 1919
  • Anders Rask, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1922
  • Andreas Rask, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rask (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rask (post 1700)



  • Svend Aage Rask (b. 1935), Danish footballer
  • Ola Rask (b. 1940), Swedish social democratic politician
  • Joonas Rask (b. 1990), Finnish professional ice hockey forward
  • Margrethe P. Rask (1930-1977), Danish physician and surgeon
  • Anne-Helene Rask (b. 1980), Norwegian model
  • Mikkel Rask (b. 1983), Danish professional football defender
  • Tuukka Rask (b. 1987), Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Rasmus Christian Rask (1787-1832), Danish philologist

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Rask Historic Events


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Rask Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Peter O Rask (1863-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Broadview, Saskatchewan, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Rask Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rask 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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