Hurlbut History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Hurlbut begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a 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 Hurlbut family

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

Early History of the Hurlbut family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurlbut research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hurlbut History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hurlbut Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hurlbut are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hurlbut include: Hurlbatt, Hurlbat, Hurlbutt, Hurlbut, Hurlbert, Hurlburt, Hurlebat, Hurlebut, Hurlebert and many more.

Early Notables of the Hurlbut family (pre 1700)

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United States Hurlbut migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hurlbut or a variant listed above:

Hurlbut Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Hurlbut to Boston in 1635
  • Thomas Hurlbut, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
Hurlbut Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Hurlbut, aged 38, who landed in New York in 1719 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hurlbut (post 1700) +

  • Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (1843-1930), American Methodist Episcopal clergyman
  • William B. Hurlbut, American physician and Consulting Professor in the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford University Medical Center
  • Michael Ray Hurlbut (b. 1966), retired American professional ice hockey defenseman
  • Doctor Philastus Hurlbut (1809-1883), American Latter Day Saint dissenter, best known for his collection of affidavits appeared in his book Mormonism Unvailed in 1834
  • Shane Hurlbut (b. 1964), American cinematographer, known for Terminator Salvation (2009), Need for Speed (2014) and Semi-Pro (2008)
  • William J. Hurlbut (1883-1957), American screenwriter, known for Bride of Frankenstein and for his 1921 play Lilies of the Field which was made into a "lost" silent film starring Corinne Griffith in 1924
  • Stephen Augustus Hurlbut (1815-1882), American politician, diplomat, and Commander of the U.S. Army of the Gulf in the American Civil War
  • Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut (1918-2011), American designer, builder, entrepreneur, one of the first creators of theme parks in the United States
  • Chauncey L. Hurlbut, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1918 [2]
  • Charles S. Hurlbut, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Tolland; Elected 1904 [2]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Hurlbut +

  • 4461 "Hildreth Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of William and Joannah Chalker Hildreth of Glastonbury, Connecticut: With Information on Tuthill, Wells, Chalker, Coleman, Hurlbut, Stokely, and Riley Families" by Allen D. Sheneman.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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