| Background: The origins of the Rush name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near a clump of rushes. The surname Rush comes from the Old English word rush, which had the same meaning. Thus, bearers of the surname Rush lived near a march, which was noted for it rushes.
Variations: Rush, Rushe, Rosher, Rusher, Rushman, Risch, Rischer, Rosch, Roscher.
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