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.
Early Origins of the Hurdman family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Hurdman family
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Hurdman Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Hurdman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hurdman family to Ireland
Some of the Hurdman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hurdman family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Hurdman (post 1700)
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