Husher is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a door keeper to a king. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French word l'ussier,
meaning the door keeper.
This job held considerable status, as it entailed knowing the rank and status of all those who would enter the King's chambers.
Early Origins of the Husher family
The surname Husher was first found in Durham
where it is said they were descended from Richard de Neuville, the Admiral of Duke William's fleet, who was granted lands originally in Westmorland
. His third son was entrusted with the defense of Bridgnorth in 1102.
Early History of the Husher family
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Husher Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Usher, Ussher and others.
Early Notables of the Husher family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Henry Ussher (c.
1550-1613), a founder of Trinity College, Dublin
and Church of Ireland
, Archbishop of Armagh; and James Ussher (Usher) (1581-1656), Church of Ireland
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Migration of the Husher family to Ireland
Some of the Husher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 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 Husher family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Husher or a variant listed above: Ben Usher, who came to Virginia in 1623; John and William Usher, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; John Usher, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.