Hurlstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Hurlstone dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the township of Hurlston in the parish of Acton in the county of Cheshire. This English surname was originally derived from the personal name Hurel, as well as the Old English word tun, which denoted an enclosure or farm.

Early Origins of the Hurlstone family

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

Early History of the Hurlstone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurlstone research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hurlstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hurlstone 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 Hurlstone have been found, including Hurlston, Hurlstons, Hurlstones, Hurlstone, Hurleston, Hurlestone, Hurlestons, Hurlestones, Herlston and many more.

Early Notables of the Hurlstone family (pre 1700)

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United States Hurlstone 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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hurlstone, or a variant listed above:

Hurlstone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicholas Hurlstone to Virginia in 1705
  • Nicho Hurlstone, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
Hurlstone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Simeon E Hurlstone, who landed in Mississippi in 1903 [1]

Australia Hurlstone migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hurlstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Hurlstone (aged 37), a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly" [2]

New Zealand Hurlstone migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hurlstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Christopher Hurlstone, (b. 1796), aged 45, British labourer, born in Dorset travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand via Wellington on 7th November 1841 [3]
  • Mrs. Maria Hurlstone, (b. 1821), aged 20, British settler, born in Dorset travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand via Wellington on 7th November 1841, she married Philip Eva in 1842 he was listed as sailing aboard the same ship [3]
  • Mr. William Hurlstone, (b. 1830), aged 11, British settler, born in Dorset travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand via Wellington on 7th November 1841 [3]
  • Miss Mary Ann Hurlstone, (b. 1832), aged 9, British settler, born in Dorset travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand via Wellington on 7th November 1841 [3]
  • Mr. Christopher Hurlstone, (b. 1834), aged 7, British settler, born in Dorset travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand via Wellington on 7th November 1841 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hurlstone (post 1700) +

  • Adam Hurlstone Ph.D., English Cancer Researcher at the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Manchester
  • William Yeats Hurlstone (1876-1906), British musical composer and pianist


  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. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1856.shtml
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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