Hurston Family History
Hurston Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Hurston in Chagford (Devon) Hurston in Whitestone (Devon) or Hurston in Storrington (Sussex). The Chagford placename derives from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ (genitive heor(o)tes) + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ while the Whitestone placename comes from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ (genitive heor(o)tes) + thorn ‘thorn tree’. The Storrington placename derives from Old English hyrst ‘hillock copse wooded hill’ + tūn.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press