Hayhurst is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived near a woodland located at a high elevation, or near a hedge or enclosure made of trees. The surname Hayhurst belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Hayhurst family
The surname Hayhurst 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.
Early History of the Hayhurst family
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Hayhurst Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hayhurst family name include Hayhurst, Heyhurst and others.
Early Notables of the Hayhurst family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hayhurst family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hayhurst surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hayhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Cuthbert Hayhurst and his wife Mary and five children settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
- Cuthbert Hayhurst, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682 with his wife Mary and six children
- Cuthbert Hayhurst, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hayhurst (post 1700)
- Thomas Eldon Hayhurst (b. 1942), American politician, City Councilman, Fort Wayne, Indiana (1996-2008)
- Dirk Von Hayhurst (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Kelly J Hayhurst, American research scientist working in the area of design correctness and certification at NASA
- William "Will" Hayhurst (b. 1994), English professional football winger for Notts County
- Albert Hayhurst (1905-1991), English cricketer and footballer from Birdwell, Yorkshire
- Andrew Neil "Andy" Hayhurst (b. 1962), former English cricketer who played from 1997 through 1989
- Terry Hayhurst (b. 1985), Canadian professional darts player, ranked #35 in the world and #2 in the Americas by the World Darts Federation in 2011
- William Hayhurst (1887-1975), Canadian farmer, principal, teacher, businessman and politician, Member of Parliament for Vegreville (1935-1940)
- Beth Hayhurst, Canadian photographer CITATION[CLOSE]
Beth Hayhurst. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Beth Hayhurst. Retrieved from http://bethhayhurst.com/