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Where did the English Whitehurst family come from? What is the English Whitehurst family crest and coat of arms? When did the Whitehurst family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Whitehurst family history?


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.


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.


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


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


  • 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
  • Walter Richard Whitehurst (b. 1964), American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1989 through 1996
  • Rob Whitehurst (b. 1951), American production sound mixer and audio engineer
  • Jim Whitehurst, American Chief Executive Officer at Red Hat
  • George William Whitehurst (b. 1925), American professor and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia's 2nd district (1969-1987)
  • Charles David Whitehurst (b. 1955), German-born, American former NFL football quarterback
  • Charles David "Charlie" Whitehurst (b. 1955), former professional American NFL football quarterback, son of former NFL quarterback David Whitehurst
  • Steven Whitehurst (b. 1967), American author, poet, and educator
  • Walter Whitehurst (1934-2012), English footballer from Manchester
  • John Whitehurst FRS (1713-1788), English clockmaker and geologist, member of the Lunar Society and the Royal Society



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  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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. 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.
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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.

This page was last modified on 12 March 2015 at 14:36.

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