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Fairhurst Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a hamlet near Parbold, not far from Wigan, so named from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Ashurst, Hayhurst, Smethurst, Bathurst, Akehurst, Hawxhurst, Dewhurst

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Fairhurst Family Origin

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Fairhurst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Teamster

    7%
  • Beer Saloon

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Fairhurst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Fairhurst's were Farmers. Farmer, Teamster and Beer Saloon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairhurst. A less common occupation for the Fairhurst family was Blacksmith.

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Fairhurst Life Expectancy

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