Rasmussen Danish pronunciation: (cognate [ˈʁɑsmusn] Rasmusen) is a Danish and Norwegian surname, meaning "Rasmus' son" (the first name " Rasmus" is equivalent of " Erasmus"). It is the ninth most common surname in Denmark, shared by about 1.9% of the population. [1 ]
When found elsewhere, i.e. in
North America and Australia, the name "Rasmussen" or Rasmusson is a likely indication of Scandinavian family origin.
People with this name include:
Arts and language [edit ] Alis Rasmussen (born 1958), American writer known by the name Kate Elliott Bruce Rasmussen (born 1961), American television producer Professor Berlingoff Rasmussen, a fictional character appearing on Star Trek: The Next Generation, portrayed by Matt Frewer Carmen Rasmusen (born 1985), Canadian-American singer Egil Rasmussen (1903–1964), Norwegian author, literature critic and musician Eiler Rasmussen Eilersen (1827–1912), Danish landscape artist Ejnar Mindedal Rasmussen (1892–1975), Danish architect Flemming Rasmussen (born 1958), Danish music producer Halfdan Rasmussen (1915–2002), Danish poet Jens Elmegård Rasmussen (born 1944), associate professor of Indo-European Studies at the University of Copenhagen Karen-Lisbeth Rasmussen (born 1944), Danish ceramist and designer Karl Aage Rasmussen (born 1947), Danish composer, writer and organizer Rie Rasmussen, Danish actress, model, director and photographer Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen (1915–1982), Danish stage and film actress Steen Eiler Rasmussen, Danish architect and town-planner Timothy Rasmussen a.k.a. $hamrock, an American rapper notable for winning ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show Sunleif Rasmussen, foremost Faroese composer of classical music Politics and administration [edit ] Amund Rasmussen Skarholt (1892–1956), Norwegian politician for the Labour Party Anders Fogh Rasmussen (born 1953), NATO General Secretary, former Prime Minister of Denmark Dan Rasmussen, American politician, member of the Iowa House of Representatives David Rasmussen Hansen (born 1938), United States federal judge Dennis F. Rasmussen (born 1947), American politician Derek Rasmussen, former policy advisor for Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated in Canada Einar Normann Rasmussen (1907–1975), Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party Hjalte Rasmussen, Professor of European Union Law at the University of Copenhagen Holger Rasmusen, American politician Ken Rasmussen, Canadian professor of public administration Lars Løkke Rasmussen (born 1964), former Prime Minister of Denmark, representing the Liberal Party Venstre Olav Rasmussen Langeland (1904–1981), Norwegian politician for the Centre Party Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (born 1943), MEP and President of the Party of European Socialists (PES), former Prime Minister of Denmark Scott Rasmussen, co-founder of the sports television network ESPN and polling company Rasmussen Reports Stu Rasmussen, American politician from the state of Oregon Tom Rasmussen, member of the Seattle City Council Wilkie Rasmussen, Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Sports [edit ] Aage Rasmussen (1889–1983), Danish photographer and track and field athlete Alex Rasmussen (born 1984), Danish professional racing cyclist Anders Rasmussen, Danish professional football player Andreas Rasmussen (1893–1967), Danish field hockey player Bill Rasmussen and his team launched College Fanz Sports Network Bjørn Rasmussen (1885–1962), Danish football (soccer) player Blair Rasmussen (born 1962), former American professional basketball player Dale Rasmussen (born 1977), Samoan international rugby union player David Rasmussen (born 1976), retired Danish football player Dennis Rasmussen (born 1959), American Major League Baseball pitcher Dorthe Rasmussen (born 1960), Danish long-distance runner Einar Rasmussen (born 1956), Norwegian sprint canoeist Eldon Rasmussen (born 1936), driver in the USAC Championship Car series Elton Rasmussen, Australian rugby league player Eric Rasmussen, retired professional baseball player from Racine, Wisconsin, USA Erik Rasmussen (ice hockey) (born 1977), American professional ice hockey player Erik Rasmussen (footballer) (born 1960), former Danish football player and manager Erik Rasmussen (handballer) (born 1959), former Danish handball player Flint Rasmussen, "Rodeo Barrelman" in the sport of bullriding Flemming Rasmussen (strongman), former strongman from Denmark Grace Rasmussen (born 1988), New Zealand netball player Hans Kjeld Rasmussen (born 1954), Danish sports shooter and Olympic champion Hans Rasmussen, (1895–1949), pitcher for the Chicago Whales professional baseball team in 1915 Hedevig Rasmussen (1902–1985), Danish freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics Jens Rasmussen, former speedway rider who rode in the United Kingdom Johanna Rasmussen (born 1983), Danish female football striker John Boye Rasmussen (born 1982), Danish handball player Jonas Rasmussen (born 1977), Danish badminton player Jørgen Rasmussen, Danish footballer Jørgen Rasmussen (footballer born 1937), Danish footballer Juliane Rasmussen (born 1979), Danish rower Karen Maud Rasmussen (1906–1994), Danish freestyle swimmer Karl Johan Rasmussen (born 1973), Norwegian long-distance runner who specialized in marathon races Kemp Rasmussen (born 1979), American football defensive lineman in the NFL Kristen Rasmussen, professional basketball player in the WNBA Kyle Rasmussen (born 1968), American former alpine ski racer Lars Rasmussen (handball player) (born 1976), Danish team handball player Mads Rasmussen, Danish rower and double World Champion in the Lightweight Double Sculls Marie Rasmussen (born 1972), Danish pole vaulter Mark Rasmussen (born 1983), English striker Michael Rasmussen (born 1974), Danish cyclist Morten Rasmussen (football defender) (born 1985), Danish professional football player Morten Rasmussen (football striker) (born 1985), Danish professional football player Ole Rasmussen (footballer born 1952), Danish former football player Ole Rasmussen (footballer born 1960), Danish football manager and former player Peter Rasmussen (badminton player), Danish badminton player Peter Rasmussen (footballer) (born 1967), retired Danish football player Philip Rasmussen (born 1989), Danish professional football midfielder Poul Aage Rasmussen, Danish footballer Rachel Rasmussen (born 1984), New Zealand netball player in the ANZ Championship Randy Rasmussen, American football guard for fifteen seasons for the New York Jets Rasmus Rasmussen (1899–1974), Danish gymnast who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics Steffen Rasmussen, Danish professional football goalkeeper Theis F. Rasmussen, Danish football goalkeeper Thomas Rasmussen (born 1977), Danish professional football (soccer) player Tine Rasmussen, female badminton player from Denmark Troels Rasmussen, Danish former football (soccer) player Viktor Rasmussen (1882–1956), Danish gymnast Wayne Rasmussen, American football player Willy Rasmussen, former Norwegian javelin thrower Science, engineering, and technology [edit ] Erik N. Rasmussen, tornado researcher Geir Rasmussen, CEO of The Global Name Registry Greg Rasmussen, wildlife conservation biologist Jørgen Skafte Rasmussen (1878–1964), Danish engineer and industrialist Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933), Greenlandic polar explorer and anthropologist Lars Rasmussen (software developer), creator of Google Maps and Google Wave Norman Rasmussen (1927–2003), American physicist Pamela C. Rasmussen, American ornithologist and expert on Asian birds Sherri Rasmussen (1957–1986), American nurse killed by a police officer who had once dated her husband. Steen Rasmussen, Danish Artificial Life Scientist working in the United States Religion [edit ] Military [edit ] References [edit ]