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Hurston Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from either of two places in Devon or one West Sussex so named. Hurston in Chagford, Devon is named with the Old English personal name Heort or heort ‘hart’ + tun ‘settlement’; Hurston in Whitestone, Devon has the same first element + þorn ‘thorn tree’; and Hurston in Storrington, West Sussex is named from Old English hyrst ‘wooded hill’ + tun.

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


Similar surnames: Harston, Burston, Thurston, Durston, Hunton, Horton, Cureton, Muston

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Hurston Family Origin

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Hurston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, the most common Hurston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Hurston's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hurston. A less common occupation for the Hurston family was Blacksmith.

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