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Rushton Early Origins



The surname Rushton was first found in Northamptonshire at Rushton, a small village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Risetone. The reference lists that it comprised three very small settlements: Barford, which had only seven inhabitants; Glendon, home of Glendon Hall and had fourteen inhabitants; and finally Rushton St. Peter, which included Rushton Hall and Rushton All Saints with a population of forty-five. Rushton Hall has gone through many changes since the first record but today is a luxury hotel. This was the ancestral home of the Tresham family from 1438. The place name Rushton is generally believed to mean "farmstead where rushes grow" from the Old English words rysc + tun. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Rushton is also a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West. However, this village is rather recent as the first recorded population statistic was in the 1881 census. Finally Rushton Spencer is located in Staffordshire an early possession of the Spencer family.

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Rushton Spelling Variations


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Rushton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rushton, Ruxton and others.

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Rushton Early History


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Rushton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rushton research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rushton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rushton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rushton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Rushton In Ireland


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Rushton In Ireland



Some of the Rushton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rushton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Rushton, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
  • Ellen Rushton and her husband who settled in Maryland in 1699

Rushton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Rushton, who landed in South Carolina in 1775

Rushton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Rushton, who arrived in America in 1805
  • James, John, Joseph, and William Rushton all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860

Rushton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jeremiah Rushton U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]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

Rushton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Rushton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Matthew Rushton, aged 28, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Violet"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rushton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rushton (post 1700)



  • Joe Rushton (1907-1964), American jazz saxophonist
  • Jared Michael Rushton (b. 1974), American musician and former two-time Saturn Award nominated actor
  • Marion Rushton, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Alabama, 1939-47
  • M. W. Rushton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908
  • Jody Rushton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • Jacqueline Rushton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • Herbert J. Rushton (1877-1947), American Republican politician, Delta County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-16; Member of Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1927-32
  • Frederick C. Rushton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, 2007; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2008
  • Emily S. Rushton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2008
  • Carroll C. Rushton (d. 1963), American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 25th Circuit, 1959-63; Appointed 1959
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Rushton Historic Events


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Rushton Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Joseph Albert Rushton, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Rushton, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Rushton, English First Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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 Rushton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rushton 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 3 May 2016 at 14:29.

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