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08-09-2009, 2:41 PM
My grandfather Patrick Flusk poses quite a problem. Anecdotally the name is Irish but a newspaper article says his father was German and fought in the Boer war against the British. His baptismal certificate shows what I always thought of as a flurrish but could be CH making the name FLUSCH and not FLUSK. Has anyone any information about this family? Your help would be much appreciated.
08-09-2009, 5:21 PM
I would suggest he was Dutch. In Dutch, 'sch' is pronounced as in 'school' (in fact 'school' is the same word in Dutch and English). In addition, the Boers were originally Dutch farmers so this could easily be an Afrikaans name too.
10-09-2009, 8:29 AM
Thanks for the info. I am a South African and the name Flusch is not a Afrikaans name but the suggestion of his being dutch is possibly correct. Our family always thought that he was Irish and his wife was dutch. Probably it was the other way around.
10-09-2009, 9:14 AM
Incoming Passenger Lists on Ancestry show a Patrick FLUSK born 12 September 1910 arriving from Boston in March 1960 aged 49. He was a seaman and his address was given as 2 O'Connor's Place, Arklov, Eire.
A very rough and ready search on Ancestry in the UK censuses for all years brings up no FLUSCH entries and hardly any FLUSK entries - and all the FLUSKs were born in Ireland.
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