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The distinguished surname Buscher emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. Occupational surnames were derived from the common trades of the medieval era. The surname Buscher is an occupational name for a butcher. The surname Buscher is derived from the Anglo-French words bocher and boucher, which are in turn derived from the Old French words bochier and bouchier. These words all mean butcher.

Buscher Early Origins



The surname Buscher was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Buscher Spelling Variations


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Buscher Spelling Variations



Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Bewsher, Butcher, Buscher, Bucher, Boucher and many more.

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Buscher Early History


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Buscher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buscher research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Buscher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buscher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buscher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Buscher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buscher In Ireland


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Buscher In Ireland



Some of the Buscher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Early immigration records have shown some of the first Buschers to arrive on North American shores:

Buscher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Bernd Buscher, who arrived in America in 1814-1820
  • Joh Gerd Buscher, who arrived in America in 1814-1820
  • Bernd Heinr Buscher, who landed in America in 1817
  • Eberh Fr Emanuel Buscher, aged 22, landed in America in 1819
  • Joh Fr Buscher, who landed in America in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buscher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buscher (post 1700)



  • Brian Phillip Buscher (b. 1981), nicknamed "The Urban Legend", American retired Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Mickaël Buscher (b. 1987), French football striker
  • Ulrich Büscher (b. 1958), German footballer
  • Gérard Buscher (b. 1960), former professional French association football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Buscher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buscher 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 11 November 2013 at 09:41.

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