Brushett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brushett family

The surname Brushett was first found in Suffolk, where the name first appeared in the early 14th century and remained there for centuries to come. Many early surnames were representative of the profession to which the first bearer belonged. The word "brush" was the same in middle English as it is today, and the name was probably first given to a man who manufactured brushes.

Early History of the Brushett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brushett research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1524 are included under the topic Early Brushett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brushett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brush, Brusche, Brushe, Brusshe, Brosche and others.

Early Notables of the Brushett family (pre 1700)

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Brushett Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Brushett is the 492nd most popular surname with an estimated 96 people with that name. [1]


United States Brushett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brushett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Richard Brushett, aged 37, who arrived in America, in 1921
  • Sidney Brushett, aged 41, who arrived in America from Hounsdown, England, in 1922

Canada Brushett migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brushett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Mabel Brushett, aged 22, who arrived in St. John's, New Foundland, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Brushett (post 1700) +

  • Dianne Brushett (b. 1942), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester (1993-1997)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. George H.  Brushett (1841-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [2]
  • Mr. Parmenas  Brushett (1864-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [2]


The Brushett Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fuimus
Motto Translation: God and my country.


  1. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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