Show ContentsRasmusson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Rasmusson family

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.

Early History of the Rasmusson family

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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.

Early Notables of the Rasmusson family

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Rasmusson were

  • Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), a famous priest, writer, professor, and humanitarian from in the Netherlands, Franz Assmann (c.1722), a well-known German painter, as well as the Rasmusson family of He...

United States Rasmusson migration to the United States +

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 [1]

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
  • Kerstin Birgitta Rasmusson (1939-2021), Swedish television personality, baker and author of several cookbooks, some focused on cakes
  • Roland Rasmusson, Swedish former football forward

SS Atlantic
  • Bengt Rasmusson, Swedish traveler aboard the ship "SS Atlantic" when it struck rocks off Nova Scotia in 1873, survived the sinking
USS Arizona
  • Mr. George Vernon Rasmusson, American Fireman Third Class from Minnesota, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]

  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)
  2. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook