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The distinguished German surname Rasmusson 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 Rasmusson or a variation of it.

Rasmusson Early Origins



The surname Rasmusson 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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Rasmusson Spelling Variations


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Rasmusson 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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Rasmusson Early History


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Rasmusson Early History



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

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Rasmusson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rasmusson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rasmusson 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:

Rasmusson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hans Peter Rasmusson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1903

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasmusson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rasmusson (post 1700)



  • Hal Rasmusson (1900-1962), American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Aggie Mack which ran for 26 years
  • Roland Rasmusson, Swedish former football forward

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Rasmusson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Rasmusson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rasmusson 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 22 August 2013 at 16:36.

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