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  • Rosaria "Sally" Rask (1915 - d.)
    USA, Federal Census, 1920: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2015), Illinois > Cook (Chicago) > Chicago Ward 22 > ED 1226 > image 2 of 28; citing NARA mic...
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About the Rask surname

Rask is a Swedish and Finnish military surname meaning quick or fast. Soldiers were given the surname in both Sweden and Finland when they joined the military. I am unsure of the reasoning for doing this but wonder if it has to do with unity among the soldiers.