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Whitehurst Surname History
Up unto the time of the Norman Invasion of 1066, the Staffordshire region of England was populated with various tribes including the Saxons, who had moved a whole nation of people from Northern Germany to England; the Angles, a tribe from the southern part of Germany and from which England derived it's name; and the Danes from Denmark.
After William the Conqueror took the throne of England, French settlers came to live all over the lands. By the time the Whitehurst surname began to show up in writings and documents in the thirteenth century, the area around the "white woods" outside of the village of Dilhorne would be made up of people from many different nationalities, all using the phrase de Whitehurst after their given names, such as "William of Whitehurst from Staffordshire." With so many bloodlines eventually using the same surname, the Whitehurst family line can claim no one genetic origin. We go back to Germany, France, Scandanavia, and who knows where else.
But this one thing we do know, we are proud of our family heritage, and though the Whitehursts have faced extreme hardship as they pushed away from their island to explore the world, we faced that challenge strongly and have survived!
The Whitehurst family is from England, specifically an area of England called Staffordshire which is known for its white wooded hills. (The surname Whitehurst means "white wood" or "white wooded hills".) There are numerous variations of the spelling of "Whitehurst", some of which are Whitehurst, Whitehest, Whiteherst, Whithurst, Whitherst, Whyteherst, Whytehurst, and Whitus. For more on the Whitehurst family, read on. If you have knowledge to add about the family, please do so.
Whitehurst Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
Whitehurst Meaning & Etymology
Whitehurst Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Whitehurst Family Tree
Here are a few of the Whitehurst genealogies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Whitehursts
- Frances Whitehurst 1887 - 1969
- Earldine Whitehurst 1910 - 1979
- Anthony L Whitehurst 1960 - 2003
- Mary B Whitehurst 1922 - 1998
- Ivy P Whitehurst 1921 - 1998
- Edgar Whitehurst 1918 - 2008
- Carl Whitehurst 1895 - 1970
- Walter Whitehurst 1897 - 1971
- Mary L Whitehurst 1946 - 2009
- Elmo Whitehurst J 1950 - 1986
Famous People named Whitehurst
Some famous people in the Whitehurst family are:
- William Whitehurst - The first Whitehurst to cross the Atlantic, landing in Virginia in 1636
- John Whitehurst (1713-1788) - English clockmaker and scientist
- Simon Whitehurst (1755-1848) - American Revoluntioinary War Hero
- George William Whitehurst (1891-1974) - U.S. Federal Judge
- Rob Whitehurst - American production sound mixer for movies, including Facing The Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous
- Clinton Whitehurst - American economist
- George Whitehurst - American Congressman
- Henry Purefoy Whitehurst Jr. - U.S. Navy sailor killed in 1942 in a fierce Japanese attack, eponym of the USS Whitehurst (DE-634)
- William “Billy” Whitehurst - English professional footballer
- Charlie Whitehurst - San Diego Chargers quarterback
- Grover "Russ" Whitehurst - Former director of the Institute of Education Sciences within the U.S. Department of Education
- Jim Whitehurst - President and CEO of Red Hat software
- Stuart Whitehurst - Expert Appraiser on PBS Network's Antiques Roadshow
- G. William Whitehurst - U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia - ret
- Frederic Whitehurst - Whistle blowing FBI Supervisory Special Agent - ret.
- H.C. Whitehurst - Designer of the Whitehurst Freeway in Washington, D.C.
- Wally Whitehurst - former baseball pitcher for the New York Mets, San Diego Padres, and the New York Yankees
- Steven Whitehurst - African American author, poet, and educator
- Dan Whitehurst - Former mayor of Fresno, California
- Emily Whitehurst - Vocalist Agent M of the punk band Tsunami Bomb
- Logan Whitehurst (1977-2006) - Founding member of The Velvet Teen