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The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the name Buescher. Buescher was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, often attaching the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from", in some cases as a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Buescher was a name for someone who lived near bushes or a thicket. The distinguished name Buescher is derived from the Old German word busc, which means thicket or brush.

Buescher Early Origins



The surname Buescher was first found in the Rhineland, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The earliest individual bearer of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles was Cuentzlin in Busch of Wuerttenberg (1381).

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Buescher Spelling Variations


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Buescher Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Buescher include Busch, Buesch, Buscher, Buescher (Westphalia), Bush, Buesh, Busher, Buesher, Busche, Bushe, Pusch, Bussche, Bussch and many more.

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Buescher Early History


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Buescher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buescher research. Another 481 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1387, 1475, 1534, 1840, 1704, 1729, 1623, 1793, 1832, 1908, 1842 and 1913 are included under the topic Early Buescher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buescher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buescher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Buescher during this period were Isaac Posch (died 1623), who was an Austrian composer and organist. Clamor von dem Bussche, was a Lieutenant General in the Hanoverian army. He fought with distinction in the army of the Duke of York during the revolution, and died in battle...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buescher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Buescher, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early: Casper and Daniel Busch, both of whom arrived in America in 1709. Christian Bush also arrived in the New World in 1709. Erasmus Busch came to Philadelphia in 1771.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buescher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buescher (post 1700)



  • Bernie Buescher, the former American secretary of state of Colorado
  • James Buescher (b. 1990), American NASCAR driver
  • Julianne Buescher (b. 1965), American film, television, stage, and radio actress
  • Walter Buescher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Otto W. Buescher (1891-1969), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1952; Postmaster at Columbia, Missouri, 1954-64 (acting, 1954-57)
  • Craig Buescher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2008
  • Brian Buescher, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2008
  • Bobbi Buescher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Erin Buescher (b. 1979), American basketball player (WNBA)
  • Ulrich Buescher (b. 1958), German football player

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Buescher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buescher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 09:58.

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