Rasmussen Family History

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Rasmussen Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Erasmus (see Rasmus).

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

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

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Rasmussen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rasmussen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rasmussen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Rasmussen Family Origin

Where is the Rasmussen family from?

Rasmussen Family Occupations

What did your Rasmussen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rasmussen family was Farm Laborer. The most common Rasmussen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Rasmussen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rasmussen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rasmussen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rasmussen Historical Records

What Rasmussen family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rasmussen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rasmussen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rasmussen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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