“It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.” – Plutarch
The Hurwood family probably originated in the southern part of the North Riding of Yorkshire in England and its members have now spread to many other parts of the world. The origin of the Hurwood name is uncertain. This website is intended to be a complete and current picture of the state of Hurwood genealogy research which is captured in the searchable family tree database. It covers both the Hurwood and other related families: my particluar research interests revolve around the Avis, Clothier, Cowan, Leather, Ridgway, Samuels, Smith and Varden families.