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Origins of the Rush surname

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About the Rushs

We have a total number of 42232 records for people with the last name Rush.

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Where do most Rushs live?

In 1921, most Rushs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Rushs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 31,600 records for the Rush surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Rushs most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Rush first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Rush family members

Common jobs for Rushs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Rushs in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


House Servant




Common Male occupations for Rushs in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Hands


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