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

Spelling variations of this family name include: Whitehurst, Whitehest, Whiteherst, Whithurst, Whitherst and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whitehurst research. Another 358 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1339, 1347, 1349, 1369, 1387, 1713, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Whitehurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Whitehurst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whitehurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Whitehurst, who sailed to Virginia in 1636
  • William Whitehurst, who landed in Virginia in 1636

Whitehurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Whitehurst, who came to Virginia in 1720
  • Mary Whitehurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1720
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  • L. A. Whitehurst, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1892
  • Mrs. John L. Whitehurst, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1948
  • John A. Whitehurst, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1908
  • J. S. Whitehurst, American politician, Mayor of Plant City, Florida, 1914-15
  • George William Whitehurst (b. 1925), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia 2nd District, 1969-87
  • Mrs. Douglas Whitehurst, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1964
  • Daniel H. Whitehurst, American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention from Monroe County, 1865
  • D. W. Whitehurst, American politician, Mayor of Key West, Florida, 1868-69
  • A. J. Whitehurst, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1960
  • Ensign Henry Purefoy Whitehurst Jr. (b. 1942), American crew member aboard the Astoria killed in action in August 1942, eponym of the USS Whitehurst (DE-634), a Buckley-class destroyer escort
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    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. 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.
    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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Whitehurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whitehurst 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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