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Durst Family History

Durst Name Meaning
(also Dürst): nickname from Middle High German turst ‘boldness’.from Middle High German durst ‘thirst’, applied as nickname, probably for a heavy drinker; or a habitational name from a farmstead in the Tyrol named with the same word, probably indicating a dry location.

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

181,859 Historical Documents with Durst on Ancestry.com
45,282 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,256 Military Records
3,192 Immigration Records
22,855 Census and Voter Lists
104,274 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Durst Families

  • Number of Durst families
     50 - 98
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Durst families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Durst families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Durst Family Origin

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Durst Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Durst

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Durst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Durst census records

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Durst Civil War Service Records

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