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The origins of the Rush name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near a clump of rushes. The surname Rush comes from the Old English word rush, which had the same meaning. Thus, bearers of the surname Rush lived near a marsh, which was noted for its rushes.

Rush Early Origins



The surname Rush 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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Rush Spelling Variations


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Rush Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Rush were recorded, including Rush, Rushe and others.

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Rush Early History


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Rush Early History



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

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Rush Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Rush In Ireland


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Rush In Ireland



Some of the Rush 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Rush family emigrate to North America:

Rush Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Clinton Rush settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Clinion Rush, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • John Rush settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Jasper Rush, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1644
  • William Rush, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rush Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Rush, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Nicholas Rush, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Anthony Rush, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Conrad Rush, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Henry Rush, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Rush Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Rush, who landed in America in 1812
  • George Rush, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Adam Rush, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Andrew Rush, aged 16, landed in New York in 1854
  • James Rush, aged 18, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rush Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Martin Rush U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Martin Rush Jr., U.E. who settled in Midland District [ Lennox & Addington], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Martin Rush Sr., U.E. (b. 1732) born in Duchess County, New York, USA from Bergen County, New Jersey, USA who settled in Digby, Nova Scotia c. 1784, then Fredericktown, New Brunswick, resettled in 1798 in Midland District [ Lennox & Addington], Ontario, then Prince Edward County, Ontario he was a Carpenter in the Engineer Department, married to Abigail Lockwood having 5 children, he died in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Rush Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Rush, who arrived in Canada in 1800

Rush Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Rush, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Catherine Rush, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • Isaac Rush arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Sarah Rush arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Alice Caroline Rush arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rush (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rush (post 1700)



  • Christopher Rush (1965-2016), American illustrator, best known for his work on Magic: The Gathering
  • Major-General Hugo Peoples Rush (1900-1979), American Commanding General Western Air Defense Command (1949-1951)
  • B. T. Rush, American politician, Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, 1871
  • Anna May Rush, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936 (alternate), 1944, 1948, 1952
  • Allen F. Rush (1902-1980), American Republican politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Macomb County 3rd District, 1961-62; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 71st District, 1967-68
  • A. B. Rush, American politician, Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1880
  • Bennie Rush, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948
  • Bob Rush, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 1st District, 1996, 1998
  • Bobby Lee Rush (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Illinois State House of Representatives, 1978; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1993-; Candidate for Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1999
  • Carleton K. Rush, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1969; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rush Historic Events


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Rush Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Alfred George John Rush (d. 1912), aged 16, English Third Class passenger from Strood, Kent who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Rush


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Suggested Readings for the name Rush



  • Haese History (also Rush Family) by Lora Rabenhorst Klug.

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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



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Rush Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rush 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 27 September 2016 at 14:48.

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