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Hurt Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): variant of Hart. German: topographic name from Middle High German hurt ‘hurdle’, ‘woven fence’. Dutch: nickname, presumably for a pugnacious or aggressive person, from Middle Dutch hort, hurt ‘strike’, ‘blow’, ‘attack’.

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

Similar surnames: Hart, Burt, Hurst, Hirt, Hutt, Hunt, Lust, Hurta, Hort, Curt

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Where is the Hurt family from?

You can see how Hurt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hurt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hurt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 65 Hurt families living in Virginia. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hurt's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hurt families in 1840.
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What did your Hurt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hurt. 22% of Hurt men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hurt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hurt were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Hurt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hurt. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Hurt. For the veterans among your Hurt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hurt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hurt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1946. The average life expectancy for Hurt in 1942 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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