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Early Origins of the Ruest family

The surname Ruest was first found in Kent where they held a family seat 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.

Early History of the Ruest family

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Ruest Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rust, Ruste, Roost, Roust, Roast and others.

Early Notables of the Ruest family (pre 1700)

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 by his fellow-townsman Jeremy Taylor, ordained deacon and priest...
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Migration of the Ruest family to the New World and Oceana

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..

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