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The name Parkhurst is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Parkhurst or wood in the park. Parkhurst is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Parkhurst Early Origins



The surname Parkhurst was first found in Herefordshire where Sir Osbern Pentecost (died 1054), a Norman knight who followed Edward the Confessor to England built the castle at Ewyas, one of the first Motte and Bailey structures in England. He like many other Normans was banished from England so he secured safe passage to Scotland in 1052 but was later killed at the Battle of Dunsinane.

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Parkhurst Spelling Variations


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Parkhurst Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Parkhurst has been spelled many different ways, including Parkhurst, Pankhurst and others.

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Parkhurst Early History


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Parkhurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parkhurst research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1635, 1511, 1574, 1560, 1569, 1636, 1635, 1636, 1603, 1651, 1625, 1651, 1674 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Parkhurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parkhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parkhurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Emily Pankhurst, Suffragette; John Parkhurst ( c. 1511-1574), an English Marian exile and later Bishop of Norwich in 1560; Sir Robert Parkhurst (c.1569-1636), an English merchant who was Lord Mayor of...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parkhurst 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 in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Parkhursts to arrive in North America:

Parkhurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Parkhurst settled in New England in 1630
  • Anthony Parkhurst settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Antho Parkhurst, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • George Parkhurst, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1643

Parkhurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Parkhurst settled in Maryland in 1774

Parkhurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J F Parkhurst, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • L Parkhurst, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkhurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Parkhurst (post 1700)



  • John Adelbert Parkhurst (1861-1925), American astronomer
  • Helen Parkhurst (1887-1973), American educator, author, lecturer, founder of The Dalton School
  • Frederic Hale Parkhurst (1864-1921), American Republican politician, 52nd Governor of Maine (1921)
  • Charles Percy Parkhurst (1913-2008), American museum curator best known for his work on the Roberts Commission, tracking down art looted during World War II
  • Carolyn Parkhurst (b. 1971), American New York Times Best Seller author
  • Edward S. Parkhurst, American politician, Mayor of Gloversville, New York, 1900-01
  • Donald Parkhurst, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Peterborough, 1938
  • C. Burdette Parkhurst, American politician, Mayor of Endicott, New York, 1951-56
  • Frederic Hale Parkhurst (1864-1921), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives, 1895-96, 1899-1902; Maine Republican State Chair, 1914-16; Governor of Maine, 1921
  • Henry B. Parkhurst Jr. (b. 1872), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Troy, 1910
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Parkhurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parkhurst 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 28 May 2016 at 09:45.

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