Early Origins of the Hursey family
The surname Hursey was first found in Northumberland
at Horsley, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, about 9 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There is also a parish named Horsley, in Gloucestershire
and another parish, so named in Derbyshire
. The name is derived from the Old English words hors + leah, and literally means "clearing or pasture where horses are kept". CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parishes in Derbyshire
were both listed as Horselei in the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
At one time the family held a manor in Long Horsley. "The manor was at an early period the property of the Merlays; after them the Greystocks held it; and the Horsleys possessed lands here from an early period, till their heiress married into the family of Widdrington." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hursey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hursey research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1296, 1546, 1547, 1525, 1583, 1550 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Hursey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hursey Spelling Variations
Although the name, Hursey, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Horsley, Horsey, de Horsey, O'Horsey and others.
Early Notables of the Hursey family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Horsey (died 1546), knight of Henry VIII and Lord of the Manor of Clifton Maubank; Sir John Horsley who was knighted at the Battle of Musselburgh in 1547. Later he was made Captain of Banborough Castle... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hursey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hursey family to Ireland
Some of the Hursey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hursey family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Hursey family name Hursey, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Hursey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Hursey, aged 18, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Hursey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edward Hursey, aged 30, originally from Southampton, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DZ-12F : 6 December 2014), Edward Hursey, 11 Jul 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Edward Hursey, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6V1-CMW : 6 December 2014), Edward Hursey, 01 Nov 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Hursey (post 1700)
- Sherry Hursey, American actress, best known for her recurring role as Ilene Markham on the sitcom Home Improvement