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Rasnick Name Meaning

German: probably a nickname for an irascible man, from rasen ‘to rage’ + the Slavic suffix -ni(c)k. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Slovenian Resnik or of Hrastnik, a topographic name for someone who lived by an oak tree, from hrast ‘oak’, or a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Hrastje, named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Rasnic, Resnik, Bernick, Bresnick, Garnick, Harwick, Barnick, Resnick

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Where is the Rasnick family from?

You can see how Rasnick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rasnick family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rasnick families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Rasnick families living in Lancashire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Rasnick's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Rasnick families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rasnick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rasnick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rasnick. 19% of Rasnick men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Rasnick women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rasnick were Salesman and Clerk.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Miner
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rasnick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rasnick census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 224 immigration records available for the last name Rasnick. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 973 military records available for the last name Rasnick. For the veterans among your Rasnick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rasnick lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rasnick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rasnick in 1945 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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