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About the study

A study of the HURREN name worldwide

Variant names


Name origin

Heraldry suggests that the name is of Irish origin, however this is not supported by population coverage as this indicates a Suffolk origin.

History of the name

James Hurren (a pioneer of Utah) was a member of the James Willie Handcart Company of 1856 which suffered greatly on the trek across Wyoming.

Salvation Army historians will indicate that Samuel Hurren was one of the signatories to the request for a High Council to ascertain the fitness of General Bramwell Booth.

Distribution of the name

The name appears primary in Suffolk in 1881 as would be expected other incidents of this name appeared in the counties surrounding London. Other occurancies all have Suffolk links.

The name also apears in Utah, Canada Australia and New Zealand.


I hold extensive information on the name in Suffolk, Utah and Victoria, Australia. I am building up a resource covering the rest of the UK.