The surname Bush is of English origin. It is an topographical name for someone who lived by a thicket of bushes, from Middle English 'bush(e)', bush; probably derived from the Old Norman 'buski'. The surname may also be from the Old Norman 'buski' which was used as a personal name. A family would acquire a place name as a surname under three different circumstances: 1. the gentleman had formerly lived in a village, town, or city and acquired the reputation of being from that place. 2. he lived or worked near some topographical formation or landscape feature, either natural or artificial. 3. he owned or was lord of the village or manor designated. The original bearer of this surname no doubt either worked or lived near such a landscape feature; the name comes to signify 'dweller by the bush'. The name dates back to the eleventh century were a Richard de la Busce is recorded in historical archives. The name was brought to Ameria by English immigrants. One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is that of a Charles Bush, a coach harness maker, who emigrated to America aboard the Adventure; he settled in Maryland. This name is the three-hundredth and fifth most common surname. ...
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