The name Rushin is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived near a clump of rushes. The surname Rushin comes from the Old English word rush,
which had the same meaning. Thus, bearers of the surname Rushin lived near a marsh, which was noted for its rushes.
Early Origins of the Rushin family
The surname Rushin 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.
Early History of the Rushin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rushin research.Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1756, 1813, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Rushin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rushin Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Rushin are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Rushin include: Rush, Rushe and others.
Early Notables of the Rushin family (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 Rushin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rushin family to Ireland
Some of the Rushin 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.
Migration of the Rushin family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Rushin 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Rushin (post 1700)
- Stephen Rushin, American Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Illinois
- Steve Rushin (b. 1966), American journalist, sportswriter and novelist, the 2005 National Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
- Jack Rushin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 8th District, 2012 CITATION[CLOSE]
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The Rushin 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.