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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, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  • Isabella Cush, aged 21, a servant, who 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Cush Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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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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