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Rasmussen Name Meaning

Danish Norwegian and North German: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rasmusson, Rasmus, Marcussen, Markussen, Hanssen, Caspersen

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Where is the Rasmussen family from?

You can see how Rasmussen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rasmussen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Rasmussen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 246 Rasmussen families living in Utah. This was about 18% of all the recorded Rasmussen's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Rasmussen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rasmussen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rasmussen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rasmussen. 22% of Rasmussen men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Rasmussen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rasmussen were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Rasmussen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rasmussen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Rasmussen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Rasmussen. For the veterans among your Rasmussen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rasmussen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rasmussen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rasmussen in 1941 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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