Herst Family History

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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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Herst Family Origin

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Herst Family Occupations

What did your Herst ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Herst. 24% of Herst men worked as a Journalier and 50% of Herst women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herst were Helper and Couturier

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
  • Comptable
  • Farmer
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Couturier

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

Herst Historical Records

What Herst family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Herst Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herst ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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