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Rusk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Rusk family


The surname Rusk was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Rusk family


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Rusk Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rusk, Ruskie, Ruskyn, Rusken, Ruskin, Rusky and others.

Early Notables of the Rusk family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Rusk family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rusk Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Rusk, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Rusk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Rusk, who settled in New York in 1804
  • James Rusk, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas J Rusk, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Samuel Rusk, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Rusk, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851

Rusk Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Andrew Rusk U.E. (b. 1743) who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the King's Royal Regiment of New York, married in 1790 to Elizabeth Cook having 4 children [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

Rusk Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Rusk, aged 32, a gardener, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mary Rusk, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Richard Rusk, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Rusk (post 1700)


  • Thomas Jefferson Rusk (1803-1857), Texas military man and politician, U.S. Senator 1846-1857
  • Roger Rusk (1906-1994), American Bible scholar and brother of Dean Rusk
  • Jeremiah McLain Rusk (1830-1893), Wisconsin politician and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1889-1893)
  • Harry Welles Rusk (1852-1926), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland (1886-1897)
  • David Dean Rusk (1909-1994), American Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Jeremiah McLain Rusk (1830-1893), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1862; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin, 1871-77; Governor of Wisconsin, 1882-89; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1889-93 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry Welles Rusk (1852-1926), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State Senate, 1884-86; U.S. Representative from Maryland 3rd District, 1886-97; Maryland Democratic State Chair, 1898-1908 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward T. Rusk, American politician, Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1996 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donald M. Rusk, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 40th District, 1992, 1994 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Dean Rusk (1909-1994), American politician, Secretary of State, 1961-69 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Rusk family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Chruikshanks Taylor Rusk (b. 1913), Scottish Able Seaman from Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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