Race Family History
Race Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Race Rasse (ancient Germanic Radizo Razo Rasso) a pet form of ancient Germanic names beginning with the element rad ‘counsel’. English: nickname from Old French ras ‘clean shaven’. Americanized form of German Räss (see Rase ) and perhaps also of Rase Slovenian: nickname from a derivative of raca ‘duck’ or racati ‘to walk like a duck’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press