The name Pushkin is a patronymic
surname formed by adding one of the many Russian suffixes, such as "-ov" and "-ovic" to the personal name
Pushka, meaning "cannon." This name was likely originally a nickname
for a loud, outgoing person, or perhaps an occupational
name for a gunner or gunsmith.
Early Origins of the Pushkin family
The surname Pushkin was first found in Russia, where the name was born by members of the population of the Russian Empire.
Early History of the Pushkin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pushkin research.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1590, 1659, 1632, 1649, 1646 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Pushkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pushkin Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Pushkin family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times were members of the Pushkin family of Russia; and Boris Pushkin(ca. 1590-1659), a Russian diplomat and officeholder, the head of... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pushkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pushkin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: no found records of Pushkin. However, a Gottfired Pusch came to Pennsylvania in 1749; Christoph Puschek age 37; his wife Anna Rosian Hubsch, and their five children were recorded in America in 1839..
Contemporary Notables of the name Pushkin (post 1700)
- Aleksei Ivanovich Pushkin (1744-1817), Russian count since 1797, statesman, historian and art collector
- Vasiliy Lvovich Pushkin (1766-1830), minor Russian poet
- Anatoly Pushkin (1915-2002), Soviet aircraft pilot and was decorated "Hero of the Soviet Union"
- Alexandr Pushkin (1799-1837), Russian poet and novelist, born into a prosperous family in Moscow. His maternal great grandfather was Abram Hannibal, brought to Russian from Constantinople as an Abyssinian slave, and then became a great favorite of Tsar Peter the Great. In 1881, "The Pushkin Prize" was established by Russian Academy of Sciences