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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.

Raskin Early Origins



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.

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Raskin Spelling Variations


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Raskin Spelling Variations



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.

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Raskin Early History


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Raskin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raskin research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1536, and 1722 are included under the topic Early Raskin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raskin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raskin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raskin 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raskin (post 1700)


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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-)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Raskin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raskin 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 2 July 2015 at 21:30.

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