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

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Hurst Family Origin

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Hurst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Student

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

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Hurst Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hurst

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