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Horst Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: 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. This surname is also a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word. Compare Hurst .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Horst family from?

You can see how Horst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horst families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Horst families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 87% of all the recorded Horst's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Horst families in 1840.
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What did your Horst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Horst. 23% of Horst men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Horst women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horst were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Horst. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Horst. For the veterans among your Horst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horst lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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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