as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1016 when Cenwold Rust held estates in that county.
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Distinguished members of the family include George Rust (died 1670), English divine, Bishop of Dromore, a native of Cambridge. He became a fellow of Christ's College in 1649, and proceeded M.A. in 1650. Soon after the Restoration, Rust was invited to Ireland
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..