The name Boushe is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived by a bush. The surname Boushe is derived from the Old English words busk
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Boushe family
The surname Boushe was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Boushe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boushe research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1490, 1558 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Boushe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boushe Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Boushe has been spelled many different ways, including Bush, Bushe, Boush, Busche, Busch, Boushe and others.
Early Notables of the Boushe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boushe family to Ireland
Some of the Boushe 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.
Migration of the Boushe family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boushes to arrive in North America: Jo Bush who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Bush settled in Barbados in 1660; Reynold Bush settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640; Sarah Bush settled in North Carolina in 1701.