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Billingshurst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Billingshurst comes from when the family resided in Billinghurst, a small village in the county of Sussex, seven miles from Horsham.


Early Origins of the Billingshurst family


The surname Billingshurst was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Billingshurst family


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Billingshurst Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Billingshurst has been recorded under many different variations, including Billinghurst, Billingshurst, Billinghirst and others.

Early Notables of the Billingshurst family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Billingshurst family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Billingshurst or a variant listed above: John Billinghurst who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635; James Billinghurst settled in Georgia in 1735.

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