Rasmus Family History

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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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Rasmus Family Origin

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Rasmus Family Occupations

What did your Rasmus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rasmus. The most common Rasmus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Rasmus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rasmus family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cabinet Maker


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Rasmus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rasmus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rasmus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rasmus. 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.

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Draft Card

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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Rasmus Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rasmus 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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