Origins Available: English
The ancestry of the name Busche dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived by a bush. The surname Busche 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 Busche family
The surname Busche was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Busche family
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Busche Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Busche have been found, including Bush, Bushe, Boush, Busche, Busch, Boushe and others.
Early Notables of the Busche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Busche family to Ireland
Some of the Busche family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 99 words (7 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 Busche family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Busche, or a variant listed above: 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.