Early Origins of the Reasbeck family
The surname Reasbeck was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
where the earliest record of the name was found as Rastric (Rastrick) in the Domesday Book
. There we found two entries for the place: the first in Morley Wapentake
and the second in the West Riding. (both entries are referring to the same place) CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Today Rastrick is a village in the West Riding near Brighouse and Huddersfield where remains of an ancient fort have been found at Castle Hill. The name was derived from the Old Scandinavian word "rost" + the Old English word "ric" and probably meant "raised strip or ridge with a resting place" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The earliest record of the family was found in this parish in 1250. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Reasbeck family
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Reasbeck Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Reasbeck have been found, including Rastick, Rastich, Raistrick, Raistrich, Rasticke and many more.
Early Notables of the Reasbeck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reasbeck family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Reasbeck were among those contributors: F. J. Rastrick, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871.
Contemporary Notables of the name Reasbeck (post 1700)
- Joe Reasbeck, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 22nd District, 2006 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
Historic Events for the Reasbeck family
Arrow Air Flight 1285
- Mr. Patrick Scott Reasbeck (b. 1964), American Specialist 4th Class from Adena, Ohio, USA who died in the crash CITATION[CLOSE]
American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550