When Ezekiel Rush was born on 17 September 1806, in Barren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Rush, was 24 and his mother, Rachel Springer, was 20. He married Rebecca Beckham in 1829, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Sharon Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1865. He died on 13 February 1872, at the age of 65, and was buried in Browning Cemetery, Shafter Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.
English: from Middle English rishe, rush(e), rosh(e) ‘rush’ (Old English risc), either a topographic name for someone who lived in a rushy place, or a nickname probably denoting someone who wove mats, baskets, and other articles out of rushes.
English: nickname from Middle English rush ‘beehive’ (probably referring to skeps woven from rushes), perhaps denoting a bee-keeper.
Irish: shortened 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 due to confusion with the Irish word luachair ‘rushes’ (see Loughrey ).