This very unusual name is first recorded in England in the early years of the 19th Century in its original Germanic form of 'Natusch', later anglicized to 'Natwick'. The name is a 'nickname' surname for a trumpeter, derived from the German 'tusch', a trumpet (flourish). 'Tusch' is recorded heraldically as a name in Bohemia around 1680, as an armoured forearm and hand grasping a sword which overlays a Maltese Cross, all silver on a field of azure. The Rene Natusch of the first recording (see below) was the eldest of three children christened between 1814 and 1816, the parents being Rene Frederick and Mary Natursch. Their second son Frederick was christened in June 1815 at St. Luke's, Chelsea, and their daughter Genevieve Leonara in October 1816 also at St. Luke's. On the 9th May 1837, the marriage of James Budd and Genevieve Leonora Natwick was recorded at St. Luke's in Chelsea, showing the anglicization of 'Natusch'. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Rene Natusch, which was dated 19th February 1814, St. Dunstan in the West, London, during the reign of King George III, Farmer George, 1760 - 1820. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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