Rasor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Rasor may be derived form the Italian word "raso," meaning "level," or "smooth, " in which case, it may have been a nickname for someone with close-cropped hair; or it may have derived from another Italian word "raso," which meant "satin;" in which case it was likely an occupational name for a someone who made or traded in clothing or cloth.

Early Origins of the Rasor family

The surname Rasor was first found in the city of Milan.

Early History of the Rasor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rasor research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1573, 1574, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Rasor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rasor Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Raso, Rasi, Rasini, Rasetti, Rasoni, Rasotto, Rasotti, Rasetto, Rasetta, Rasino, Rasone and many more.

Early Notables of the Rasor family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Francesco Rasi (1574-1621) was a 16th century singer and composer and worked at the Court of Mantua for 20...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rasor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rasor migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rasor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Rasor, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]


  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)


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