Origins Available: English, German
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." 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 Busshe family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Busshe family
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Busshe Spelling Variations
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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Migration of the Busshe family to Ireland
Some of the Busshe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Busshe family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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