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The word "Rausch" (from Low German rusch, documented 1563) comes from Middle High German (riuschen) and originally meant "impetuous movement", "impetuous when attacking", "to rush", "run up". The reference to drunkenness in general, not just substance-related, arose in the 16th century. As reuschlin 1551 for “(light) drunkenness”.
The surname was largely given in the 13th to 16th centuries, so it is assumed with sufficient reliability that the first Rausch family lines were formed in the Middle High German area at this time.
The oldest documented origin of this family name comes from East Prussia. A reference to the connection of this tribe with water and a coastal landscape hollowed out by waves to Lithuanian rausti (to dig), rausis (excavated cave), rausykle (the burrowing site); to Latvian rusa (pit); zu nehrungs-kurisch rus (potato rent); to Prussian ružen, ruszen (Fischerhamen - bag-like fishing net), ruset (flowing).
Later settlement names with the names Rausch such as the districts of Herrsching am Ammersee, district of Starnberg and Surberg, district of Traunstein (both in Bavaria). As well as the district of Völkermarkt, Carinthia in Austria, Rusch (district of Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia), district of Lewitzrand, district of Ludwigslust-Parchim (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania).
The strong presence of the family name Rausch, especially in America and many other parts of the world, confirms the strong commercial disposition of these families in some historical research on this family tree. The city of origin of this surname is most likely Lübeck, the first German Baltic city that started the development of the Hanseatic League in 1143.
Today this family name is associated with many large companies and brilliant merchants in Europe and worldwide.