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Fairhurst Early Origins



The surname Fairhurst was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded in Lancashire when Henry Fairhurst was recorded in the Preston area.

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Fairhurst Spelling Variations


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Fairhurst Spelling Variations



The name Fairhurst, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Fairhurst, Fairest, Firest, Ferest, Ferhurst and many more.

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Fairhurst Early History


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Fairhurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fairhurst research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fairhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fairhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fairhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fairhurst 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fairhurst Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • R Fairhurst, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Fairhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Fairhurst arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851
  • Thomas Fairhurst arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851

Fairhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Fairhurst, aged 54, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Mary Fairhurst, aged 54, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • John Henry Fairhurst, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Thomas Fairhurst, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Charlotte Fairhurst, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairhurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fairhurst (post 1700)



  • Colin Peter Fairhurst (1942-1994), English teacher, lecturer, author and contributor to ecological studies of myriapods
  • Dr. William Albert Fairhurst CBE (1903-1982), English-born bridge designer and chess master
  • Horace Fairhurst (1893-1921), English professional footballer
  • David Liddle Fairhurst (1906-1972), English professional footballer
  • Angus Fairhurst (1966-2008), English artist who worked in installation, photography and video
  • Suzanne "Sue" Fairhurst (b. 1974), Australian two-time bronze medalist softball player at the 1996 Summer Olympics and 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Frank Fairhurst (1892-1953), British Labour Party politician
  • Edward "Ed" Fairhurst (b. 1979), Canadian international rugby union player
  • Mary E Fairhurst, member of the Washington State Supreme Court

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Fairhurst Historic Events


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Fairhurst Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Stanley Fairhurst, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Wilfred George Fairhurst, English First Intermediate 3rd Engineer from Gt. Crosby, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Fairhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fairhurst 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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