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The ancestry of the name Dewhirst dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Dewhurst in the county of Lancashire.

Dewhirst Early Origins



The surname Dewhirst was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dewhirst Spelling Variations


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Dewhirst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Dewhirst have been found, including Dewhurst, Dewhirst and others.

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Dewhirst Early History


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Dewhirst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewhirst research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dewhirst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dewhirst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dewhirst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dewhirst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Dewhirst, or a variant listed above:

Dewhirst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Dewhirst, who arrived in New York in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewhirst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewhirst (post 1700)



  • Lieutenant James Henry Dewhirst (b. 1892), English World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories from Halifax, Yorkshire, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Edward Dewhirst (1815-1904), English-born, Australian minister of religion and educationist, Inspector of Schools with the South Australian Education Department (1860)
  • John Dawson Dewhirst (1952-1978), British teacher and amateur yachtsman, killed by the Khmer Rouge during the rule of Pol Pot

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Dewhirst Historic Events


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Dewhirst Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Henry Dewhirst, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes mea in Deo
Motto Translation: My hope is in God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Dewhirst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewhirst 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 August 2015 at 12:18.

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