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Hulst Name Meaning

North German (Hülst) and Dutch (van der Hulst): topographic name for someone living where holly grew, from hulst ‘holly’. Dutch and Belgian (van Hulst): habitational name from Hulst in Zeeland, or from any of various other places so called, in Alsemberg (Brabant), Kortemark and Zonnebeke (West Flanders), and Scheldewindeke (East Flanders).

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


Similar surnames: Hulse, Hurst, Holst, Hust, Puls, Hilst, Halse, Hils, Huett, Lust

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Where is the Hulst family from?

You can see how Hulst families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hulst family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hulst families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hulst families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Hulst's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hulst families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hulst surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hulst ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hulst. 60% of Hulst men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Hulst women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hulst were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    60%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hulst. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hulst. For the veterans among your Hulst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hulst lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hulst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hulst in 1962 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

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