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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English-Alt, English


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

First found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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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.

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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
  • Wm 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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  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  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. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. 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.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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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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