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The origins of the Hirst name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived close to a wooded region or thicket. Hirst is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Hirst Early Origins



The surname Hirst was first found in Yorkshire 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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Hirst Spelling Variations


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Hirst Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hirst were recorded, including Hurst, Hirst, Herst and others.

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Hirst Early History


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Hirst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hirst research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Hirst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hirst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hirst Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hirst In Ireland


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Hirst In Ireland



Some of the Hirst family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hirst family emigrate to North America:

Hirst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrath Hirst, aged 40, landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • John Hirst, who landed in New York, NY in 1749

Hirst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Hirst, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Akid Hirst, who landed in New York in 1835
  • George Hirst, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • Thomas Hirst, who landed in Arkansas in 1890

Hirst Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Hirst, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Miss J B Hirst, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Hirst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hirst, English convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Joseph Hirst arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mount Stuart Elphinstone" in 1851
  • William Hirst arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mount Stuart Elphinstone" in 1851

Hirst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sydney Hirst landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • W Hirst landed in Otako, New Zealand in 1840
  • Sydney Hirst, aged 27, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Mary Hirst, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Susan Hirst, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hirst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hirst (post 1700)



  • Gertrude Mary "G. M." Hirst (1869-1962), English-born, American classicist
  • Michael Hirst (b. 1952), English screenwriter, best known for his films Elizabeth (1998), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and The Tudors (2007 to 2010)
  • George Herbert Hirst (1871-1954), English professional cricketer
  • Edward Hirst, English photographer and videographer
  • Damien Steven Hirst (b. 1965), English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector
  • John Bradley Hirst FASSA (1942-2016), Australian historian and commentator
  • Thomas Archer Hirst (1830-1892), British mathematician, recipient of the Royal Society's Royal Medal (1883)
  • Simon "Hirsty" Hirst (b. 1975), British radio presenter
  • Paul Hirst (1947-2003), British sociologist, Professor of Social Theory at Birkbeck, University of London
  • Robert George "Rob" Hirst (b. 1956), Australian musician, founding member of rock band Midnight Oil
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hirst Historic Events


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Hirst Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Alfred Hirst (1875-1914), English First Class Passenger from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harry Hirst, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales 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: Pro Deo et rege
Motto Translation: For God and the king.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Hirst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hirst 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 21 May 2016 at 14:33.

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