Hurst Family History
Hurst Name Meaning
English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill from Middle English hirst(e) herst(e) hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called such as Hurst Green (in Mitton Lancashire) Hirst (Northumberland) Hurst (Berkshire Kent Warwickshire) Hurstpierpoint (Sussex) or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire). Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey established in Ireland since the 13th century. German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia. Americanized form of German Horst or of some other similar (like-sounding) German surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press