Roush History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Roush is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived near a clump of rushes. The surname Roush comes from the Old English word rush, which had the same meaning. Thus, bearers of the surname Roush lived near a marsh, which was noted for its rushes.
Early Origins of the Roush family
The surname Roush 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.
Early History of the Roush family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roush research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1577, 1533, 1745, 1813, 1756, 1833 and are included under the topic Early Roush History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Roush Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Roush family name include Rush, Rushe and others.
Early Notables of the Roush family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Anthony Rush (1537-1577), English divine, Dean of Chichester, was apparently son and heir of Arthur Rush of Sudborne, Suffolk, and grandson of Sir Thomas Rush of that place, who was knighted in 1533 for his services to Henry VIII...
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In the United States, the name Roush is the 2,794th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
Migration of the Roush family to Ireland
Some of the Roush family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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| Roush migration to the United States ||+|
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Roush surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Roush Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michael Roush, aged 42, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 
Roush Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Roush, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1840 
- Roush, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1896
- L.L. Roush, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1896
Roush Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. Gustave Roush, who landed in America, in 1903
- Gustave Roush, who landed in America, in 1903
- Gav. Roush, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Gar. A. Roush, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1908
- Mrs. Jennie M. Roush, aged 63, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Roush (post 1700) ||+|
- Jack Roush (b. 1942), American founder and CEO of Roush Fenway Racing, a NASCAR team and Roush Performance, an automotive company
- Jeremy Roush (b. 1974), American film editor
- Sherrilyn Roush, Associate Professor of Philosophy at U. C. Berkeley
- William R. Roush (b. 1952), American organic chemist
- John A. Roush, American president of Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
- Edd Roush (1893-1988), American Major League Baseball player, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1962)
- William W. Roush, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954 
- Thomas B. Roush (b. 1861), American politician, Mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1920-22 
- Luster E. Roush, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bluffton, Indiana, 1911-13 
- John Edward Roush (1920-2004), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Indiana State Legislature, 1949 
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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.
|Suggested Readings for the name Roush ||+|
- Rev. James Johnson England, hi Wife, Sarah Roush, and Descendants: Delaware Co., Ohio to Edgar Co., Ill by Virginia Biddle Those.
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html