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The Anglo-Saxon name Rish comes from when the family resided near a clump of rushes. The surname Rish comes from the Old English word rush, which had the same meaning. Thus, bearers of the surname Rish lived near a marsh, which was noted for its rushes.

Rish Early Origins



The surname Rish was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Rish Spelling Variations


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Rish Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rish has been recorded under many different variations, including Rush, Rushe and others.

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Rish Early History


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Rish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rish research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1756, 1813, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Rish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rish Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Rush. Dr. Benjamin Rush (December 24, 1745 -April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rish In Ireland


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Rish In Ireland



Some of the Rish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rish or a variant listed above:

Rish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrik Rish, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Jacob Rish, aged 32, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Katherina Rish, aged 33, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Magdelena Rish, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Peter Rish, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Un Dieu
Motto Translation: One God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. 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).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Rish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rish 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 4 March 2015 at 13:47.

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