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The history of the name Hurlburt goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to 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.

Hurlburt Early Origins



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

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Hurlburt Spelling Variations


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Hurlburt 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 Hurlburt family name include Hurlbatt, Hurlbat, Hurlbutt, Hurlbut, Hurlbert, Hurlburt, Hurlebat, Hurlebut, Hurlebert and many more.

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Hurlburt Early History


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Hurlburt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurlburt research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hurlburt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hurlburt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hurlburt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hurlburt Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Hurlburt or a variant listed above:

Hurlburt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hurlburt to Connecticut in 1635
  • Thomas Hurlburt, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635

Hurlburt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Moses Hurlburt U.E., "Halabert, Hurlbert, Hurlbut, Harlbert, Hulbert" born in Woodbury, Connecticut, USA from Arlington, Vermont, USA who settled in Augusta, Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 and served in General Burgoyne's Army and Roger's Rangers he died in 1816 in Grenville County, Ontario, married with 5 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hurlburt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Hurlburt, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Daniel Hurlburt, who arrived in Canada in 1836
  • Silas Hurlburt, who landed in Canada in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hurlburt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hurlburt (post 1700)



  • William B. Hurlburt, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Washington, 1910, 1912
  • W. A. Hurlburt, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 5th District, 1992
  • Newton R. Hurlburt, American politician, First Selectman of New Britain, Connecticut, 1899-1904
  • Jesse L. Hurlburt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912
  • B. G. Hurlburt, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 27th District, 1873-75
  • Alvah Hurlburt, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tompkins County 1st District, 1852
  • Albert S. Hurlburt, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Somers; Elected 1926
  • Kenneth Earl Hurlburt (b. 1928), Canadian politician, former Canadian Member of Parliament from Lethbridge Alberta
  • Robert George Hurlburt (b. 1950), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey left winger from Toronto, Ontario
  • Richard M. Hurlburt (b. 1950), Canadian politician who represented Yarmouth in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1999 to 2010

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Hurlburt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hurlburt 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.

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