1) A regional spelling of ‘sister’, a vowel change formerly common in dialect speech.

The surnames Rushworth and Rushton derive from places named Rishworth and Rishton and illustrate a similar development: 1538 to Jennet my suster 6s 8d, Pontefract

1541 to be devyded betwixte her breder and her susters, Hemingbrough.

dates 1538 1541

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