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The name Hurt is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hurt was a name used for a person who was known for their speed. This surname was also derived form the Old English word Harte which was a nickname. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal. In the Middle Ages, anthropomorphic ideas, which attributed human qualities and form to gods or animals, were held about the characters of other living creatures. They were based on the creature's habits. Moreover, these associations were reflected in folk tales, mythology, and legends which portrayed animals behaving as humans.

Hurt Early Origins



The surname Hurt was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hurt Spelling Variations


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Hurt Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hurt include Hurt, Hurte and others.

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Hurt Early History


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Hurt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hurt research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1633 are included under the topic Early Hurt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hurt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hurt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hurt 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hurt were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hurt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Toby Hurt, who sailed to Virginia in 1623
  • Toby Hurt, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Richard Hurt, aged 17, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Robert Hurt, aged 19, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Robert Hurt to Barbados in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hurt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Hurt, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • William, Hurt Sr., who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Alex Hurt, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Michall Hurt, who arrived in Virginia in 1722
  • Joseph Hurt to America in 1744
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hurt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John C Hurt, who arrived in Indiana in 1839

Hurt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hurt, a engineer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Charles Hurt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848
  • Bridget Hurt, aged 26, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"

Hurt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John W. Hurt arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Fred Hurt arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Daniel Hurt arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hurt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hurt (post 1700)



  • Dwan Hurt (1963-2016), American basketball coach and dean at Junipero Serra High School
  • Rufus C. Hurt, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1946
  • Max B. Hurt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1948
  • Mary Texas Hurt, American politician, Secretary of State of Alabama, 1955-59; Alabama State Auditor, 1959-63
  • Leslie Raymond Hurt, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1932
  • L. B. Hurt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884
  • Joyce Hurt, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1980
  • John Hurt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1956, 1964, 1972
  • J. R. Hurt, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 91st District, 1973
  • J. C. Hurt Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from McDowell County, 1954
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Hurt


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Suggested Readings for the name Hurt



  • Tidewater to Texas: The Hurt Family, A History by Ronald Wayne Hurt.

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Hurt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    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. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Hurt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hurt 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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