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Where did the English Hurling family come from? What is the English Hurling family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hurling family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hurling family history?The name Hurling was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hurling family lived in Normandy, France. The Normans frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy as part of their name.The family name Hurling was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats.
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Herlwin, Herluin, Hurlin, Herlewin, Herling, Hurling, Hirwin, Erlewyn, Erlwin, Harlewyn and many more.
First found in Normandy, where Herluin was Vicomte of Conteville. This family is linked through marriage to William the Conqueror who established the Plantagenet rule of England.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurling research. Another 238 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Hurling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hurling or a variant listed above:
Hurling Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hurling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hurling 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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