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Rasp Family History

Rasp Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German raspen ‘to scrape together’, ‘amass’, a nickname for a greedy person. North German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made rasps or used one in his work, from Middle Low German raspe ‘file’, ‘rasp’, ‘grater’.

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


Similar surnames: Ras, Rapp, Ramp, Raap, Grass, Raspa, Prast, Ramm, Asp, Raak

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Where is the Rasp family from?

You can see how Rasp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rasp family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rasp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rasp family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Rasp's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rasp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rasp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rasp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rasp. 30% of Rasp men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rasp women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rasp were Waiter and Operator.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Waiter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rasp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rasp 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 564 immigration records available for the last name Rasp. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rasp. For the veterans among your Rasp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rasp lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Rasp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rasp in 1959 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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