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The ancient and distinguished surname Ruesch is derived from the Middle High German word "rose," meaning "a rose." The name may have been first borne by someone who lived near a rose garden, or by someone who lived in a house bearing the sign of the rose. Alternatively, the name may be of nickname origin, referring to someone with a "rosy" complexion. The surname is common in many European countries, including England, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as Germany, and can be found under a large number of spelling variations.

Ruesch Early Origins



The surname Ruesch was first found in Silesia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The origins of the name make it likely that several branches of the family emerged independently during the Middle Ages; there are records dating from the 13th documenting the presence of the name Ruesch in Schleswig-Holstein, Pomerania, Alsace, Swabia, and Bohemia, as well as Silesia.

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Ruesch Spelling Variations


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Ruesch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rose, Rosse, Rhose, Roese, Roser, Roeser, Roze, Roos, Roose, Roosa, Roosen and many more.

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Ruesch Early History


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Ruesch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruesch research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1639, 1579, 1631, 1685, 1736, 1771, 1762, 1807, 1795, 1864, 1798 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Ruesch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruesch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruesch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Ruesch were Johann Heinrich Roos (1631-1685), a German Baroque era landscape painter and etcher; Valentine Rose the elder (1736-1771) was the discoverer of "Rose's fusible metal." His son, Valentine Rose the younger (b.1762-1807), also made...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruesch 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:

Ruesch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Ruesch, who arrived in Kentucky in 1883
  • Karl Ruesch, who landed in Kentucky in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruesch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruesch (post 1700)



  • Jurgen Ruesch (1910-1995), Italian-born, American psychiatrist
  • Hans Ruesch (1913-2007), Swiss racing driver, novelist and activist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Ruesch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruesch 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 24 November 2014 at 15:31.

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