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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.

Roush Early Origins



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.

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Roush Spelling Variations


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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.

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Roush Early History


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Roush Early History



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

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Roush Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Roush 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 Roush Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Roush In Ireland


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Roush In Ireland



Some of the Roush 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


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The Great Migration



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, 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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Gar. A. Roush, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. Jennie M. Roush, aged 63, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Roush (post 1700)


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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 Democrat 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 Democrat politician, Member of Indiana State Legislature, 1949
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Roush


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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.

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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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    11. ...

    The Roush Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roush 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 10 November 2015 at 09:05.

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