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Midhurst Early Origins



The surname Midhurst 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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Midhurst Spelling Variations


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Midhurst Spelling Variations



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

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Midhurst Early History


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Midhurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Midhurst 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 Midhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Midhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Midhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Midhurst 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 or some of its variants were: Daniel Medhurst, who sailed to Virginia in 1717; as well as Richard Medhurst, who migrated to Canada in 1834 with his wife and 3 children.

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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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Midhurst Family Crest Products


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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. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Midhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Midhurst 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.

This page was last modified on 11 November 2014 at 11:25.

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