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Hirst Family History

Hirst Name Meaning
Northern English: variant spelling of Hurst.German (Hürst): topographic name from Middle Low German hurst ‘brushwood’, ‘wild place’, cognate with English Hurst and Low German Horst.

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

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294,454 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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182,078 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hirst Families

  • Number of Hirst families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hirst families
     3,309 - 6,616
     1,104 - 3,308
     1 - 1,103
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hirst families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hirst Family Origin

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Hirst Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hirst

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Hirst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hirst census records

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Hirst Civil War Service Records

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