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


Similar surnames: Hurst, Hirst, Dorst, Borst, Host, Vorst, Forst, Holst, Horch, Hardt

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Horst Family Origin

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Horst Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Horst family was Retired Farmer. The most common Horst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Horst's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horst.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Retired Farmer

    4%

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Horst Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Horst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Horst in 1947 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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