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Where did the English Hurlbutt family come from? What is the English Hurlbutt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hurlbutt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hurlbutt family history?Hurlbutt is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who was noted for playing a game in which short bats were thrown. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hurlbutt has appeared include Hurlbatt, Hurlbat, Hurlbutt, Hurlbut, Hurlbert, Hurlburt, Hurlebat, Hurlebut, Hurlebert and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurlbutt research. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hurlbutt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hurlbutt arrived in North America very early: William Hurlbert, who immigrated to Dorcester, Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Hurlbut to Boston in 1635; Thomas Hurlburt to Connecticut in 1635; and N. Hurlbert to San Francisco in 1850..
The Hurlbutt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hurlbutt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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