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Medhurst Early Origins



The surname Medhurst was first found in West Sussex at Midhurst, a market town and civil parish in the Chichester district which dates back to 1186 when it was listed as Middleherst and literally meant "middle wooded hill." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The village formerly stood within the grounds of Midhurst Castle but the Bishop of Durham dismantled the castle c. 1284. Medhurst Green is a village in Cheshire and Medhurst Row is found in Edenbridge, Kent.

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Medhurst Spelling Variations


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Medhurst Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Midhurst, Midhirst, Medhurst, Medhirst and others.

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Medhurst Early History


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Medhurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medhurst research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1402, 1525, 1610, 1759, 1827, 1796 and 1857 are included under the topic Early Medhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Medhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Medhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Medhurst 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Medhurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Medhurst, who sailed to Virginia in 1717
  • Daniel Medhurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1717

Medhurst Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Medhurst, who migrated to Canada in 1834 with his wife and 3 children
  • Riehd Medhurst, who landed in Canada in 1834

Medhurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Medhurst, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Medhurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Medhurst, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Mary Ann Medhurst, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Joseph Medhurst, aged 37, a carpenter, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Susan Medhurst, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Alfred Medhurst, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Medhurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Medhurst (post 1700)



  • Harry Medhurst (1916-1984), English footballer
  • George Medhurst (1759-1827), English mechanical engineer and inventor
  • Walter Henry Medhurst (1796-1857), English writer, translator, and editor, Congregationalist missionary to China
  • Cameron Medhurst, Australian figure skater
  • Paul Medhurst (b. 1981), former professional Australian rules footballer
  • Natalie Medhurst (b. 1984), Australian netball player
  • Paul Medhurst (1953-2009), New Zealand cyclist, who won a bronze medal at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games
  • Kenneth Medhurst, religious scholar, Professor Emeritus of University of Bradford

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Adversa virtutue repello
Motto Translation: I repel adversity by virtue.


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Medhurst Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Medhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medhurst 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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