Boush History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Boush comes from the family having resided by a bush. The surname Boush 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 Boush family

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

Early History of the Boush family

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

Boush Spelling Variations

Boush has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Bush, Bushe, Boush, Busche, Busch, Boushe and others.

Early Notables of the Boush family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Boush family to Ireland

Some of the Boush 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.

United States Boush migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Boushs to arrive on North American shores:

Boush Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Maximilian Boush, who landed in Virginia in 1711 [2]
Boush Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Boush, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Mary Boush, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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) on Facebook
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