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The saga of the name Hurdman follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a guardian of cattle or sheep. The surname Hurdman is derived from the Old English word hierdeman, which means herdman.

Hurdman Early Origins



The surname Hurdman was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hurdman Spelling Variations


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Hurdman 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 Hurdman were recorded, including Herdman, Herdsman, Hurdman, Heardman, Herder, Hearden, Herden, Hirdman and many more.

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Hurdman Early History


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Hurdman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurdman research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1268, 1272, 1273, 1307, 1524, and 1762 are included under the topic Early Hurdman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hurdman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hurdman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hurdman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hurdman In Ireland


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Hurdman In Ireland



Some of the Hurdman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 194 words (14 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 Hurdman family emigrate to North America:

Hurdman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Hurdman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hurdman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hurdman (post 1700)



  • Kimberly Hurdman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008

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Hurdman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. 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).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hurdman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hurdman 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 1 February 2016 at 09:28.

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