Horst Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle Low German hurst, Middle Dutch horst ‘undergrowth’, ‘brushwood’, ‘wild place’. More specifically, the term was also used to denote a crow’s or similar large bird’s nest, a raised area in surrounding marshland, or an area of uncleared woodland, all of which meanings could have contributed to the surname. habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Hurst, Hirst, Dorst, Borst, Host, Vorst, Forst, Holst, Horch, Hardt

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Horst Family Origin

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Horst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    73%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Farmar

    9%
  • Servant

    9%

In 1881, the most common Horst occupation in Canada was Farmer. 73% of Horst's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farmar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horst. A less common occupation for the Horst family was Servant.

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Horst Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Horst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Horst in 1947 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horst

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