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This surname Reusch is an ethnic name, a variety of local name. This name translated roughly as "the Russian," and was undoubtedly given to someone who had moved into Germany from Russia at some point in the very early Middle Ages. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another barony would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Reusch Early Origins



The surname Reusch was first found in Saxony, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, with groups seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles mention Konrad der Ruesse of Esslingen in 1324, C. der Reusse of Franconia in 1272, the knight Arnolt der Ruesse, born in Lahr in 1298, and Jacobus Reuss (Ruthenus) of Bruenn in 1360. Reuss is the name of two former German principalities which were, after 1918, amalgamated into Thuringia.

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Reusch Spelling Variations


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Reusch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reussner, Reusener, Reussen, Reussener, Ruse, Russe, Rusener and many more.

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Reusch Early History


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Reusch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reusch research. Another 370 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1264, 1292, 1571, 1722, 1751, 1778, 1790, 1804, 1806, 1816, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Reusch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reusch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reusch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Reusch at this time were Johann August Reuss (b.1751), who was a State advisor and Ministerial Director in the Department of External Affairs at the courts...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reusch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reusch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Reusch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Johannes Reusch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771

Reusch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Reusch, aged 26, landed in America in 1854
  • Heinr Reusch, who arrived in America in 1855-1856
  • Peter Reusch, aged 18, arrived in America in 1855
  • August F Reusch, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reusch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reusch (post 1700)



  • Theodore Reusch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Illinois State Senate 8th District, 1940
  • Karl Reusch, founder of Reusch, a German manufacturer of sports equipment for football
  • Hans Henrik Reusch (1852-1922), Norwegian geologist, eponym of the Reusch Medal
  • Michael Reusch (1914-1989), Swiss gymnast and Olympic Champion at the 1936 Summer Olympics and the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Franz Heinrich Reusch (1823-1900), Old Catholic theologian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Reusch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reusch 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 November 2016 at 20:36.

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