Hurst Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Horst, Hirst, Hulst, Durst, Hulse, Furst, Hurt, Hust, Furse, Wurst

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Hurst Family Origin

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Hurst Family Occupations

What did your Hurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hurst occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Hurst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hurst family was Laborer. Farmer, Fisherman and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hurst.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Student

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hurst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurst 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hurst. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hurst. For the veterans among your Hurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Hurst lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hurst in 1941 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hurst 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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