Rush Name Meaning

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 Loughrey). Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, ‘descendant of Fuada’ a personal name meaning ‘hasty’, ‘rushing’ (see Foody). KaM Altered spelling of German Rüsch or Rusch (see Rusch) or Rosch. EG

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Brush, Russ, Bush, Rust, Rusch, Ruth, Rosh, Rish, Rusk, Rash

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Rush Family Origin

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Rush Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rush. The most common Rush occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Rush's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rush family was Farm Laborer.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Rush life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rush in 1940 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rush

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