First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Rousse, Rusk, Ruskin, Rust
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived among rushes,
from Middle English rush (a collective singular, Old English
rysc), or perhaps an occupational name for someone who wove
mats, baskets, and other articles out of rushes.
- Irish: reduced
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis ‘descendant of Ros’,
a personal name perhaps derived from ros ‘wood’. In Connacht it
has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra (see
- Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic
Ó Fuada, ‘descendant of Fuada’ a personal name
meaning ‘hasty’, ‘rushing’ (see Foody).
spelling of German Rüsch or Rusch (see Rusch)
- Benjamin Rush (1745–1813), a physician and signer of the
Declaration of Independence, was born in the PA farming community of
Byberry. He was descended from John Rush, a yeoman from Oxfordshire,
England, who came to Byberry in 1683.
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