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The ancestry of the name Rushe dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived near a clump of rushes. The surname Rushe comes from the Old English word rush, which had the same meaning. Thus, bearers of the surname Rushe lived near a marsh, which was noted for its rushes.

Rushe Early Origins



The surname Rushe 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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Rushe Spelling Variations


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Rushe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Rushe have been found, including Rush, Rushe and others.

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Rushe Early History


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Rushe Early History



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

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Rushe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Rushe In Ireland


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Rushe In Ireland



Some of the Rushe 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Rushe, or a variant listed above: Clinton Rush settled in Virginia in 1623; George Rush settled in Virginia in 1654; John Rush settled in Virginia in 1642; Anthony, George, James, Jeremiah, John, Patrick, Peter, Thomas and William Rush all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rushe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rushe (post 1700)



  • J. Frank Rushe, American politician, Mayor of Hyattsville, Maryland, 1921-25

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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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rushe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rushe 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 18 November 2015 at 10:38.

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