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Rasmus Name Meaning

Danish, North German, and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Erasmus, Latin form of Greek Erasmos, a derivative of eran ‘to love’. St. Erasmos (died 303) was a bishop of Formia in Campania, who was martyred under Diocletian. However, in northern Europe from the 16th century onwards, the name was more often selected in honor of the great Renaissance Dutch humanist scholar and teacher Erasmus Roterodamus (1469–1536).

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


Similar surnames: Asmus, Ramus, Cadmus, Remus, Remes, Samis, Ausmus, Kalmus, Rayman

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Where is the Rasmus family from?

You can see how Rasmus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rasmus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rasmus families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rasmus family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Rasmus's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Rasmus families in 1840.
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What did your Rasmus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rasmus. 21% of Rasmus men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Rasmus women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rasmus were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rasmus. 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 937 military records available for the last name Rasmus. For the veterans among your Rasmus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rasmus lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rasmus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rasmus in 1947 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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