Hirt Family History

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Hirt Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a herdsman, Middle High German hirt, cognate with English Heard.

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

Similar surnames: Hirst, Hart, Hurt, Hirn, Hitt, Birt, Hardt, Hirte, Ehart, Hirth

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Hirt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hirt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hirt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hirt Family Origin

Where is the Hirt family from?

Hirt Family Occupations

What did your Hirt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hirt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Hirt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hirt. A less common occupation for the Hirt family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Hirt Historical Records

What Hirt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Hirt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hirt 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hirt. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hirt. For the veterans among your Hirt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hirt Life Expectancy

What is the average Hirt lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hirt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hirt in 1951 was 38, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hirt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hirt 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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