Fairhurst Family History

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Fairhurst Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a hamlet near Parbold, not far from Wigan, so named from Old English fæger ‘beautiful’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Ashurst, Hayhurst, Smethurst, Bathurst, Akehurst, Hawxhurst, Dewhurst

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Fairhurst Family Origin

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Fairhurst Family Occupations

What did your Fairhurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fairhurst family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Teamster and Beer Saloon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairhurst. The most common Fairhurst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Fairhurst's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Teamster

  • Beer Saloon

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fairhurst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fairhurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Fairhurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairhurst 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Fairhurst. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Fairhurst. For the veterans among your Fairhurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairhurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairhurst lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fairhurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Fairhurst in 1946 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairhurst ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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