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Horst Family History

Horst Name Meaning
topographic name from Middle Low German hurst, Middle Dutch horst ‘undergrowth’, ‘brushwood’, ‘wild place’. More specifically, the term was also used to denote a crow’s or similar large bird’s nest, a raised area in surrounding marshland, or an area of uncleared woodland, all of which meanings could have contributed to the surname.habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.

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

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90,309 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,255 Military Records
8,704 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Horst Families

  • Number of Horst families
     112 - 222
     38 - 111
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Horst families
     45 - 87
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Horst families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Horst census records

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Horst Family Origin

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Horst Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Horst

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Horst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Horst census records

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Horst Civil War Service Records

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