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The ancestors of the Rushing surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived near a clump of rushes. The surname Rushing comes from the Old English word rush, which had the same meaning. Thus, bearers of the surname Rushing lived near a marsh, which was noted for its rushes.

Rushing Early Origins



The surname Rushing 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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Rushing Spelling Variations


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Rushing Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Rushing include Rush, Rushe and others.

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Rushing Early History


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Rushing Early History



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

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Rushing Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Rushing In Ireland


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Rushing In Ireland



Some of the Rushing 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 Rushing (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rushing (post 1700)



  • Jane Gilmore Rushing (b. 1925), Texan novelist and journalist
  • Marion Rushing (1936-2013), American professional NFL football player
  • John Rushing (b. 1972), American football coach
  • Terrall Brent "T. J." Rushing (b. 1983), free agent American football cornerback who has played for the CFL and NFL
  • Jerry Elijah Rushing (b. 1937), American best known for his years as a bootlegger or "moonrunner" (moonshine runner), inspiration for the character Bo Duke in the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard
  • James Andrew Rushing (1901-1972), American blues shouter and swing jazz singer
  • Robert G. Rushing, American politician, American Independent Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 66th District, 1976
  • Mrs. Paul Rushing, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1936
  • Kelsey Rushing, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 2008
  • J. S. Rushing, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Rushing


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Suggested Readings for the name Rushing



  • Russ Family Genealogy By Herbert M. Russ.
  • The Johannes Russ Family in Germany and America and their Contemporaries, the Mellenthins, 1837-1985 by Ruth Clara Binkley Arthurs.

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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. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rushing Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rushing 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 11 April 2016 at 19:52.

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