The distinguished German surname Raskin is derived from the Greek term "erasmos," meaning "loved," and was initially used as a personal name
. It was most likely originally borne as a surname by the son of someone named Raskin or a variation of it.
Early Origins of the Raskin family
The surname Raskin was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name was first seated in Frankfort from about the 14th century, and would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Raskin family
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Raskin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rasmusson, Rasmus, Asmus, Eras, Rasem, Asam, Asum, Rassmann, Assmann, Raes, Raskin, Rasmussen, Asmussen, Asmusson, Erasmi, Erasmus, Ausmus, Assman and many more.
Early Notables of the Raskin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Raskin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Ausmus, who settled in Illinois in 1800; Mathias Assman, who was naturalized in Detroit in 1844; Johann Assmann and his wife Anna Elis Nikodemus, who emigrated from Simmern, Hunsrueck to Brazil with their five children in 1846.
Contemporary Notables of the name Raskin (post 1700)
- Eugene "Gene" Raskin (1909-2004), American musician and playwright
- Fred Raskin (b. 1973), American BAFTA and Saturn Award nominated film editor, known for editing three installments in the Fast and the Furious film series
- Milt Raskin (1916-1977), American swing jazz pianist
- Jef Raskin (1943-2005), American computer pioneer, best known for conceiving and starting the Macintosh project for Apple in the late 1970s
- Sarah Bloom Raskin (b. 1961), born Sarah Bloom, an American attorney and regulator, United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (2014-) Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2010-2014)
- Jamin "Jamie" Raskin (b. 1962), American law professor and politician, Member of the Maryland Senate (2007-)