Lush History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Lush family

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.

Early History of the Lush family

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Lush Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Lush family (pre 1700)

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Lush Ranking

In Newfoundland, Canada, the name Lush is the 244th most popular surname with an estimated 179 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Lush family to Ireland

Some of the Lush family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lush migration to the United States +

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
  • Henry Lush, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Henry Lush, aged 17, who arrived in New England in 1635 [2]
  • John Lush, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [2]
Lush Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nichs Lush, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
  • Jacob Lush, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Lush Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard, Lush Sr., who arrived in New York in 1838 [2]

Canada Lush migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lush Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Edward Lush, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Jane Lush, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Lush, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Australia Lush migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lush Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Silvester Lush, (Sylvester), (b. 1772), aged 31, British farmer who was convicted in Dorset, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Calcutta" in February 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1839 [3]
  • J.W. Lush, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]
  • Joseph William Lush, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [5]
  • Margaret Ann Lush, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [5]
  • Ellen A. Lush, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Lush migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lush Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Lush, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bank of England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 10th October 1850 [6]
  • Mrs. Lush, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bank of England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 10th October 1850 [6]
  • Child Lush, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bank of England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 10th October 1850 [6]
  • Miss Lush, British servant travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Bank of England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 10th October 1850 [6]
  • Mr. Edwin J. Lush, (b. 1846), aged 24, British coach smith travelling from London aboard the ship 'Merope' arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th October 1870 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Lush migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [7]
Lush Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Arthur Lush, who settled in Barbados in 1685

Contemporary Notables of the name Lush (post 1700) +

  • Stephen Lush, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1791-93, 1802-03, 1804-06; Member of New York State Senate Eastern District, 1800-02
  • Samuel S. Lush, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1825-26, 1830
  • Richard L. Lush, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1909
  • Stephen Lush (1753-1825), American politician, lawyer and officer during the American Revolutionary War
  • Samuel Stringer Lush (1783-1841), American lawyer and politician, Member of the New York Legislature, son of Stephen Lush
  • John Charles "Johnny" Lush (1885-1946), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1904 to 1910
  • William Lucas "Billy" Lush (1873-1951), American baseball player and college athletics coach and administrator; he played professionally from 1895 to 1904
  • Jay Lawrence Lush (1896-1982), American animal geneticist, recipient of the National Medal of Science in 1968
  • Billy Lush (b. 1981), American actor
  • Sir Robert Lush QC (1807-1881), English jurist, Justice of the Queen's Bench and was knighted in 1865
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ The order of Common Surnames in 1955 in Newfoundland retrieved on 20th October 2021 (retrieved from Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland by E.R. Seary corrected edition ISBN 0-7735-1782-0)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/calcutta
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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