The name Hurtt comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name 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.
Early Origins of the Hurtt family
The surname Hurtt was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hurtt family
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Hurtt Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hurtt has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hurt, Hurte and others.
Early Notables of the Hurtt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hurtt family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hurtt were among those contributors: Toby Hurt, who sailed to Virginia in 1623; Robert Hurt to Barbados in 1635; Richard Hurt to Somers Island in 1635; Edward Hurt to Virginia in 1650; John Hurt to Bermuda in 1662.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hurtt (post 1700)
- Harold L. Hurtt, American Director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Robert S. Hurtt Jr. (1944-1995), American Republican politician, California State Senate Republican Leader (1995 to 1998) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2013, February 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Harry Hurtt Jr., American politician, Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1946 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html