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Rask Family History

Rask Name Meaning

Danish and Swedish: nickname from rask ‘quick’; in Sweden, a soldier’s name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rank, Ras, Kask, Rasp, Ask, Rak, Raak, Raso, Rack, Hast

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Where is the Rask family from?

You can see how Rask families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rask family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rask families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rask family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Rask's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Rask families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rask surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rask ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rask. 20% of Rask men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rask women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rask were Clerk and Housework. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rask. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rask 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rask. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rask. For the veterans among your Rask ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rask lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rask life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rask in 1953 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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