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Pusser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Pusser surname is a habitational name, taken on from Pusey in present-day Oxfordshire, but formerly in Wiltshire. The place name comes from the Old English "peose", or "piosu" meaning "pea" "island," collectively meaning "island, or dry ground in marsh, where peas grow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Early Origins of the Pusser family


The surname Pusser was first found in Oxfordshire at Pusey, a village and civil parish. The earliest record of the village was in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Pesei. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Another reference claims "the parish derives its name from the family of Pusey, to whom the manor was granted by Canute the Great; the place was in his time in the possession of Charles Pusey, Esq., who had recovered it in chancery before Lord Chancellor Jeffreys." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Pusser family


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Pusser Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pusey, Powsey, Pusie and others.

Early Notables of the Pusser family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pusser family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pusser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Pusser, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1917

Contemporary Notables of the name Pusser (post 1700)


  • Carl Pusser (1906-1978), American police chief and father of Buford Pusser
  • Buford Hayse Pusser (1937-1974), American Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee (1964 to 1970); his one man war against moonshining, prostitution and gambling became the subject of books, songs and movies, inspiration for the movie Walking Tall

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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