Hurlbert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hurlbert is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who was noted for playing a game in which short bats were thrown. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Hurlbert family

The surname Hurlbert was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Hurlbert family

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Hurlbert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hurlbert have been found, including Hurlbatt, Hurlbat, Hurlbutt, Hurlbut, Hurlbert, Hurlburt, Hurlebat, Hurlebut, Hurlebert and many more.

Early Notables of the Hurlbert family (pre 1700)

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Hurlbert Ranking

In the United States, the name Hurlbert is the 15,174th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Hurlbert migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hurlbert, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Hurlbert Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Hurlbert, who immigrated to Dorcester, Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Hurlbert, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630 [2]
Hurlbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • N. Hurlbert to San Francisco in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Hurlbert (post 1700) +

  • William Henry Hurlbert (1827-1895), American journalist and author of The Diary of a Public Man
  • Autumn Hurlbert (b. 1980), American actor, singer, and dancer
  • Glenn H Hurlbert Ph.D., American Associate Professor of Mathematics at Arizona State University
  • Stuart Hurlbert Ph.D., American Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Inland Waters at San Diego State University
  • Roy O. Hurlbert, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 57th District, 1951-52; Member of South Dakota State Senate 17th District, 1955-56 [3]
  • Lenora Hurlbert, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Clarksville, 1956 [3]
  • Elizabeth C. Hurlbert, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Clarksville, 1956 [3]
  • Celia G. Hurlbert, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Errol, 1948; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Errol, 1956 [3]
  • Anya Hurlbert Ph.D., British Professor of Visual Neuroscience at Newcastle University


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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