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Buske History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Buske name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived near a bush. The name Buske is derived from the Old Norman buskr, which means bush.

Early Origins of the Buske family


The surname Buske was first found in Yorkshire. It is likely that the name was first assumed by someone living in this county near a prominent bush. The first known bearer of the name was Richard de la Busce, who was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1181.

Early History of the Buske family


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Buske Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Buske has undergone many spelling variations, including Busk, Buske, Busce, Bosc, Buscke, Bosk, Busker and many more.

Early Notables of the Buske family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Buske family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Buske were among those contributors:

Buske Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Buske who arrived in Virginia in 1654

The Buske 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: Suaviter sed fortiter
Motto Translation: Mildly, but firmly


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