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The ancestors of the Dewhurst surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Dewhurst in the county of Lancashire.

Dewhurst Early Origins



The surname Dewhurst 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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Dewhurst Spelling Variations


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Dewhurst Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dewhurst include Dewhurst, Dewhirst and others.

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Dewhurst Early History


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Dewhurst Early History



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

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Dewhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dewhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dewhurst 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Dewhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Dewhurst who settled in Boston in 1645
  • Arthur Dewhurst settled in New England in 1699

Dewhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Dewhurst, who arrived in America in 1801
  • George Dewhurst, aged 32, landed in Kentucky in 1812
  • Alice, Charles, George, Mary, Thomas, and William Dewhurst arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Dewhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Dewhurst arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Augustus" in 1846
  • William Dewhurst, English Convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  • William Dewhurst, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Richard Dewhurst, aged 32, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Ann Dewhurst, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dewhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Dewhurst arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewhurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dewhurst (post 1700)



  • David Dewhurst (b. 1945), American politician, 41st Lieutenant Governor of Texas
  • Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991), Canadian-born, American actress, known as "the Queen of Off-Broadway"
  • Robert Matthew "Rob" Dewhurst (b. 1971), English former professional footballer who played from 1990 to 2000
  • Gerard Powys Dewhurst J.P. (1872-1956), English cotton merchant, banker and amateur footballer, and earned one international cap for England in 1895
  • Keith Dewhurst (b. 1931), English playwright and television scriptwriter
  • Wynford Dewhurst (1864-1941), English Impressionist painter influenced by Claude Monet
  • Jack Dewhurst (b. 1877), English footballer
  • Fred Dewhurst (1863-1895), English international footballer
  • George Alric R. Dewhurst (1894-1954), Trinidadian cricketer
  • Frederick Arthur Dewhurst (1911-1985), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Wadena in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1945 to 1975
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dewhurst Historic Events


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Dewhurst Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William Dewhurst, American 2nd Class passenger from Fall River, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Ross Morris Dewhurst, English Stewardess from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived 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



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. 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).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Dewhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewhurst 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 20 May 2016 at 10:56.

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