Early Origins of the Rukston family
The surname Rukston was first found in Northamptonshire at Rushton, a small village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Risetone. The reference lists that it comprised three very small settlements: Barford, which had only seven inhabitants; Glendon, home of Glendon Hall and had fourteen inhabitants; and finally Rushton St. Peter, which included Rushton Hall and Rushton All Saints with a population of forty-five. Rushton Hall has gone through many changes since the first record but today is a luxury hotel. This was the ancestral home of the Tresham family from 1438. The place name Rushton is generally believed to mean "farmstead where rushes grow" from the Old English words rysc + tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Rushton is also a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire
West. However, this village is rather recent as the first recorded population statistic was in the 1881 census. Finally Rushton Spencer is located in Staffordshire
an early possession of the Spencer family.
Early History of the Rukston family
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Rukston Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Rukston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rukston family to Ireland
Some of the Rukston family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Rukston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ellen Rushton and her husband who settled in Maryland in 1699; James, John, Joseph, and William Rushton all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.