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The history of the name Cush dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a maker of leather armor for the knight's legs. In some cases the name was used as a trade name for a shoemaker. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French word cuisse, a type of leather armor.

Cush Early Origins



The surname Cush was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Cush Spelling Variations


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Cush 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 Cush has undergone many spelling variations, including Kiss, Kish, Kyshe, Kysh, Kysse, Cuss, Cusse, Cush and others.

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Cush Early History


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Cush Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cush research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1455, 1545, 1576 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Cush History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cush Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cush Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cush Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cush Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Cush, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • Isabella Cush, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cush (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cush (post 1700)



  • Emmett Patrick Cush, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1929; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1930; Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934

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Cush Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Cush Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cush 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 10:20.

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