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Hurst Family History

Hurst Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived on a wooded hill, Old English hyrst, or habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, for example Hurst in Berkshire, Kent, Somerset, and Warwickshire, or Hirst in Northumberland and West Yorkshire.Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey, established in Ireland since the 13th century.German: topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland’, ‘thicket’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

2,176,227 Historical Documents with Hurst on Ancestry.ca
543,476 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
47,801 Military Records
29,507 Immigration Records
320,530 Census and Voter Lists
1,234,913 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hurst Families

  • Number of Hurst families
     1,794 - 3,585
     599 - 1,793
     1 - 598
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hurst families
     32 - 61
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1851 Canada Census Data

Hurst census records

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Hurst Family Origin

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Hurst Immigration Information (CA)

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Hurst Family Occupations

from 1881 CA Census Data

Hurst census records

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Military Service by Hurst

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