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The first people to use the distinguished Rushowt family name were found in Gloucestershire at the village of Rushout. The surname is actually a Huguenot surname. It was brought to England, in the 15th and 16th centuries when the Huguenots fled France because of the religious persecution that threatened their survival there. Under the Protestant King Henri IV, in the late 15th century, the Edict of Nantes was signed, which ended the Wars of Religion, and promised greater tolerance to the non-Catholic sects in France. Unfortunately, this Edict was overturned in the 17th century, at which time, many Huguenot families came to England.

Rushowt Early Origins



The surname Rushowt was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat. It is most likely that the family name was originally Norman the first recorded of the name being Thibaut Rushaut, an Anglo Norman knight who arrived back in France about 1320. He was descended from the Lords and Marquises of Gamaches. His direct ancestor was a Protestant noble who escaped the massacre of St Bartholemew. His descendant, John Rushout, returned to England in 1653 as a refugee. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Rushowt Spelling Variations


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Rushowt Spelling Variations



Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Rushout, Rushaut, Rushowt, Rusahette, Rushet and many more.

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Rushowt Early History


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Rushowt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rushowt research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1651, 1797, 1644, 1698, 1670, 1685, 1685, 1775, 1743, 1744 and 1744 are included under the topic Early Rushowt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rushowt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rushowt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family at this time was Thibaut Rushaut of Gloucestershire; Sir James Rushout, 1st Baronet (1644-1698), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Evesham (1670-1685); Sir...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rushowt Notables 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Rushowt: Phillip Rushhart who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846.

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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: Par ternis suppar
Motto Translation: A pair more than a match for three.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Rushowt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rushowt 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.

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