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Hurst Family History

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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534,469 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
47,664 Military Records
29,142 Immigration Records
320,193 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hurst Families

  • Number of Hurst families
     154 - 306
     52 - 153
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hurst families
     1,794 - 3,585
     599 - 1,793
     1 - 598
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hurst families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hurst Family Origin

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Hurst Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hurst

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Hurst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hurst census records

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Hurst Civil War Service Records

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