Buescher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the name Buescher. Buescher was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, often attaching the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from", in some cases as a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Buescher was a name for someone who lived near bushes or a thicket. The distinguished name Buescher is derived from the Old German word busc, which means thicket or brush.

Early Origins of the Buescher family

The surname Buescher was first found in the Rhineland, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The earliest individual bearer of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles was Cuentzlin in Busch of Wuerttenberg (1381).

Important Dates for the Buescher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buescher research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1387, 1475, 1534, 1840, 1704, 1729, 1623, 1793, 1832, 1908, 1842 and 1913 are included under the topic Early Buescher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buescher Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Buescher include Busch, Buesch, Buscher, Buescher (Westphalia), Bush, Buesh, Busher, Buesher, Busche, Bushe, Pusch, Bussche, Bussch and many more.

Early Notables of the Buescher family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Buescher during this period were Isaac Posch (died 1623), who was an Austrian composer and organist. Clamor von dem Bussche, was a Lieutenant General in the Hanoverian army. He fought with distinction in the army of the Duke of York during the revolution, and died in battle in 1793. His son, Hans von dem Bussche, lost his right arm fighting at the...
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Migration of the Buescher family

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Buescher, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early: Casper and Daniel Busch, both of whom arrived in America in 1709. Christian Bush also arrived in the New World in 1709. Erasmus Busch came to Philadelphia in 1771.

Contemporary Notables of the name Buescher (post 1700)

  • Bernie Buescher, the former American secretary of state of Colorado
  • James Buescher (b. 1990), American NASCAR driver
  • Julianne Buescher (b. 1965), American film, television, stage, and radio actress
  • Erin Buescher (b. 1979), American basketball player (WNBA)
  • Walter Buescher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964 [1]
  • Otto W. Buescher (1891-1969), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1952; Postmaster at Columbia, Missouri, 1954-64 (acting, 1954-57) [1]
  • Craig Buescher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2008 [1]
  • Brian Buescher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2008 [1]
  • Bobbi Buescher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004 [1]
  • Ulrich Buescher (b. 1958), German football player

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