Hearst Family History

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Hearst Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Hurst. Jewish: American adoption of the English name in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic name such as Hirsch.

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

Similar surnames: Herst, Hart, Hirst, Hardt, Heart, Hurst, Hearn, East, Peart, Hersh

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Hearst Family Origin

Where is the Hearst family from?

Hearst Family Occupations

What did your Hearst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hearst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Hearst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hearst family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hearst.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Hearst Historical Records

What Hearst family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hearst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hearst 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hearst. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hearst. For the veterans among your Hearst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hearst Life Expectancy

What is the average Hearst lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hearst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hearst in 1944 was 33, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hearst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hearst 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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