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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Rasp Family Origin

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Rasp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rasp. The most common Rasp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Rasp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rasp family was Cabinet Maker.

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Rasp Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rasp

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