History of your Surname
Get access to Rasberry family records.Start a free trial

Rasberry Family History

Rasberry Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): perhaps a habitational name from any of several minor places now named Raspberry such as Raspberry in Walcote (Lincolnshire) most of which are likely to have been named with Old English burg ‘fortified place’ as the final element. English (Norfolk): sometimes variant of a habitational name from Monks or Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) Riseborough Hill in Sinnington (North Yorkshire) or Risbury in Humber (Herefordshire). The Buckinghamshire placenames derive from Old English hrīsen ‘growing with brushwood’ (adjective formed from hrīs ‘brushwood’) + beorg ‘hill mound’. The North Yorkshire placename derives from Old English hrīs + beorg. The Herefordshire placename derives from Old English hrīs + burg ‘fortified place’. English (Norfolk): perhaps a habitational name from Ratsbury in Lynton (Devon) from Old English rēad ‘red’ + sprǣg ‘brushwood twigs’. English (Norfolk): sometimes a variant of Roseberry . Variant of Raspberry 2 a surname of French Canadian origin (see Laframboise ‘the raspberry’).

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

Similar surnames: Mayberry, Rowberry, Yarberry, Berry, Asbury, Roseberry, Lansberry

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Rasberry family from?

You can see how Rasberry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rasberry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rasberry families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 55 Rasberry families living in Norfolk. This was about 59% of all the recorded Rasberry's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Rasberry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rasberry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rasberry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Contractor Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rasberry. 34% of Rasberry men worked as a Contractor Labourer and 73% of Rasberry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rasberry were Incapacitated and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Rasberry | Data not to scale

*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 1939

  • Contractor Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Rasberry family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rasberry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rasberry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Rasberry

Passenger Lists

There are 210 immigration records available for the last name Rasberry. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Rasberry immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rasberry. For the veterans among your Rasberry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Rasberry military records

You've only scratched the surface of Rasberry family history

Discover More

What is the average Rasberry lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rasberry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rasberry in 1943 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rasberry

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Rasberry family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial