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Hurston Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from either of two places in Devon or one West Sussex so named. Hurston in Chagford, Devon is named with the Old English personal name Heort or heort ‘hart’ + tun ‘settlement’; Hurston in Whitestone, Devon has the same first element + þorn ‘thorn tree’; and Hurston in Storrington, West Sussex is named from Old English hyrst ‘wooded hill’ + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Harston, Burston, Thurston, Durston, Hunton, Horton, Cureton, Muston

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Hurston Family Origin

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Hurston Family Occupations

What did your Hurston ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hurston. 41% of Hurston men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Hurston women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hurston were Salesman and Experimental

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    41%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Painter
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    37%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Servant
    8%
  • Experimental
    8%

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

Hurston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hurston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurston 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 414 immigration records available for the last name Hurston. 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 714 military records available for the last name Hurston. For the veterans among your Hurston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hurston Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hurston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hurston in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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