The ancient German region of the Rhineland
was the original home of the name Butsch. Butsch was a local
name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, often attaching the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from", in some cases as a mark of aristocratic birth. Local
names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Butsch was a name for someone who lived near bushes or a thicket. The distinguished name Butsch is derived from the Old German word busc,
which means thicket or brush.
Early Origins of the Butsch family
The surname Butsch was first found in the Rhineland
, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The earliest individual bearer of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles was Cuentzlin in Busch of Wuerttenberg (1381).
Early History of the Butsch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Butsch research.Another 481 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1387, 1475, 1534, 1840, 1704, 1729, 1623, 1793, 1832, 1908, 1842 and 1913 are included under the topic Early Butsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Butsch Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Butsch include Busch, Buesch, Buscher, Buescher (Westphalia), Bush, Buesh, Busher, Buesher, Busche, Bushe, Pusch, Bussche, Bussch and many more.
Early Notables of the Butsch family (pre 1700)
Notables with the name Butsch during this period were Isaac Posch (died 1623), who was an Austrian
composer and organist. Clamor von dem Bussche, was a Lieutenant General in the Hanoverian army. He fought with distinction in the army of the Duke of York during the revolution, and died in battle... Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Butsch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Butsch family to the New World and Oceana
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island
, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Butsch, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:
Butsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Lewis Butsch, who landed in Indiana in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)