Rassmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Rassmann family

The surname Rassmann 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 Rassmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rassmann research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1536, and 1722 are included under the topic Early Rassmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rassmann 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 Rassmann family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rassmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Rassmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rassmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fr William Rassmann, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1843 [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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