Rushey was a small village of the Marish, in the Eastfarthing of the Shire, spelt 'Rushy' on the map named A Part of the Shire.
The name means "Rush-isle". -ey or -y in English place-names has the sense "small island", as seen in Girdley.
It was called so as "a 'hard' among the fens of the Marish".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Part of the Shire" map
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 775