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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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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hurston family was Blacksmith. 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.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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Hurston Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Hurston. 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 Card

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

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Hurston Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hurston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hurston in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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