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The name Lush came to England with the ancestors of the Lush family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Lush family lived in Berkshire. Their name, however, is a reference to their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Loches, Normandy.
The surname Lush was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Lush, Luss, Losh, Lusk and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lush research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1067 is included under the topic Early Lush History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Lush Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Lush family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Lush or a variant listed above:
Lush Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Lush Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Lush Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Lush Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Lush Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Lush Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Lush Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lush 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.
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