Buscher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Buscher emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. Occupational surnames were derived from the common trades of the medieval era. The surname Buscher is an occupational name for a butcher. The surname Buscher is derived from the Anglo-French words bocher and boucher, which are in turn derived from the Old French words bochier and bouchier. These words all mean butcher.

Early Origins of the Buscher family

The surname Buscher was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk, where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Buscher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buscher research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Buscher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buscher Spelling Variations

Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Bewsher, Butcher, Buscher, Bucher, Boucher and many more.

Early Notables of the Buscher family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Buscher family to Ireland

Some of the Buscher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buscher migration to the United States

Early immigration records have shown some of the first Buschers to arrive on North American shores:

Buscher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Bernd Buscher, who arrived in America in 1814-1820 [1]
  • Joh Gerd Buscher, who arrived in America in 1814-1820 [1]
  • Bernd Heinr Buscher, who landed in America in 1817 [1]
  • Eberh Fr Emanuel Buscher, aged 22, who landed in America in 1819 [1]
  • Joh Fr Buscher, who landed in America in 1833 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buscher (post 1700)

  • Brian Phillip Buscher (b. 1981), nicknamed "The Urban Legend", American retired Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Mickaël Buscher (b. 1987), French football striker
  • Ulrich Büscher (b. 1958), German footballer
  • Gérard Buscher (b. 1960), former professional French association football player

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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