Hurlbutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Hurlbutt is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was 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 Hurlbutt family
The surname Hurlbutt was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Hurlbutt family
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Hurlbutt Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hurlbutt has appeared include Hurlbatt, Hurlbat, Hurlbutt, Hurlbut, Hurlbert, Hurlburt, Hurlebat, Hurlebut, Hurlebert and many more.
Early Notables of the Hurlbutt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hurlbutt family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hurlbutt arrived in North America very early: William Hurlbert, who immigrated to Dorcester, Massachusetts in 1630; Thomas Hurlbut to Boston in 1635; Thomas Hurlburt to Connecticut in 1635; and N. Hurlbert to San Francisco in 1850..
Contemporary Notables of the name Hurlbutt (post 1700)
- Rufus W. Hurlbutt, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ledyard, 1940 
- Robert G. Hurlbutt, American Republican politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District; Elected 2001 
- Henry W. Hurlbutt, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ledyard, 1921-22 
- Guy G. Hurlbutt, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Idaho, 1981-84 
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