Bushee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Bushee is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived by a bush. The surname Bushee is derived from the Old English words busk and busche, which both are ultimately derived from the Old English word busc, which means bush. "This word, now applied to a low thick tree, formerly meant a whole wood or grove." [1]

Early Origins of the Bushee family

The surname Bushee was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bushee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bushee research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1490, 1558, 1490, 1517 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Bushee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bushee Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bushee are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bushee include: Bush, Bushe, Boush, Busche, Busch, Boushe and others.

Early Notables of the Bushee family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bushee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bushee family to Ireland

Some of the Bushee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bushee migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bushee or a variant listed above:

Bushee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alice H Bushee, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Britannic" from Liverpool, England [2]
Bushee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Joseph F Bushee, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bushee (post 1700)

  • Robert W. Bushee, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1944 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMH-MMC : 6 December 2014), Alice H Bushee, 27 Jul 1894; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Britannic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68P-Q4W : 6 December 2014), Joseph F Bushee, 15 Oct 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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