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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Bushell come from when the family resided in Yorkshire, in the parish of Bossall. While the surname is largely considered local, there are other possible origins of this name. It may be of patronymic origin, based on the first name of the father and would have derived as "the son of Bussell."

The name may also be of occupational origin and in this latter case it was originally derived from the Old English word busshel and would probably have been used to describe one who made bushel-baskets.

Bushell Early Origins



The surname Bushell was first found in the North Riding or Yorkshire as Bossall, a parish, partly in the wapentake of Birdforth, but chiefly in that of Bulmer. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Bosciale [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and probably meant "nook of land of a man called Bot or Botsige," from the Old English personal name + "halh." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

The parish of Hutton-Buscel (also in the North Riding of Yorkshire) is of particular significance to the family. "This parish derives its name from having been anciently the 'High town of the Buscel or Bushel family.' " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Over in Leyland, Lancashire, another branch of the family was found in ancient times. "Warin Bussel, one of the barons under Roger de Poictou, in the reign of William I., held, among his ample demesnes, the parish of Leyland: at a very early period." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Bushell Spelling Variations


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Bushell Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bushell has been recorded under many different variations, including Bushell, Bussel, Bushle, Bushel, Bussell, Buchell, Buchel, Boushell, Boushel, Bousel and many more.

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Bushell Early History


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Bushell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bushell research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1140, 1200, 1140, 1609, 1651, 1643, 1651, 1670, 1593, 1674 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Bushell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bushell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bushell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Browne Bushell (1609-1651), an English Civil War-era naval officer who He initially sided with the Roundheads, but in 1643 he switched to the Royalist side and later executed for piracy in March 1651; Edward Bushel (c.1670), foreman of an English jury that refused to return...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bushell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bushell In Ireland


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Bushell In Ireland



Some of the Bushell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bushell or a variant listed above:

Bushell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Bushell, who landed in Virginia in 1620-1621
  • Henry Bushell settled in Virginia in 1621 with his wife Alice
  • Nicholas Bushell, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Ruth Bushell, aged 23, landed in New England in 1635
  • Nicholas Bushell settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bushell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Bushell, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Jon Bushell, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Samuell Bushell, who arrived in Virginia in 1717
  • Elizabeth Bushell, who arrived in Carolina in 1724

Bushell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bushell, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • Cath Bushell, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Jones Bushell, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875

Bushell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Bushell, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Henry Bushell, aged 33, a boat builder, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  • Charlotte Bushell, aged 39, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  • John Phillis Bushell, aged 8, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  • Caroline Elizabeth Bushell, aged 1, arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bushell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bushell, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Eliza S. Bushell, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Thomas H. Bushell, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • George Edward Bushell, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Arthur C. Bushell, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bushell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bushell (post 1700)



  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Bushell, American screenwriter
  • Agnes Bushell (b. 1949), American fiction writer and teacher
  • William G. Bushell, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1922
  • John F. Bushell, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Oakland, California, 1962-72
  • Garvin Bushell (1902-1991), American woodwind player
  • Warin Foster Bushell FRAS (1885-1974), English schoolmaster and educationalist
  • Stephen Wootton Bushell CMG MD (1844-1908), English physician and amateur Orientalist who helped decipher the Tangut script
  • Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF (1910-1944), English Auxiliary Air Force pilot who organised and led an escape from the German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III, basis of the film The Great Escape; he was executed, on e of the Stalag Luft III murders
  • Michael David Bushell MBE (b. 1990), English two-time gold and three-time silver medalist Paralympic athlete
  • Anthony Arnatt Bushell (1904-1997), English film actor and director, who appeared in 56 films between 1929 and 1961
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Bushell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bushell 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.

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