Busshe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Busshe is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived by a bush. The surname Busshe is derived from the Old English words busk and busche, 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." [1]

Early Origins of the Busshe family

The surname Busshe was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Busshe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Busshe research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1490, 1558, 1490, 1517 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Busshe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Busshe Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Busshe family name include Bush, Bushe, Boush, Busche, Busch, Boushe and others.

Early Notables of the Busshe family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Busshe family to Ireland

Some of the Busshe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 32 words (2 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 Busshe family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Busshe surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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