Rasp Family History

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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

What did your Rasp ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Mechanical Engineer Foreman was the top reported job for people in the UK named Rasp.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Mechanical Engineer Foreman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rasp Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

There are 564 immigration records available for the last name Rasp. 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 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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Rasp Life Expectancy

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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