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Herst Name Meaning

English: variant of Hurst. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from Polish herszt ‘ringleader’, ‘chieftain’.

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


Similar surnames: Hearst, Herbst, Hirst, Hurst, Herdt, Hersh, Horst, Hardt, Herd, Herod

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Where is the Herst family from?

You can see how Herst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Herst families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 56 Herst families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Herst's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Herst families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herst ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Herst. 100% of Herst men worked as a Journalier. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
    100%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Herst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Herst. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 993 military records available for the last name Herst. For the veterans among your Herst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herst lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Herst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Herst in 1949 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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