Akehurst Family History

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Akehurst Name Meaning

English (Sussex): habitational name from any of several places named from Old English ac ‘oak’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’. The modern spelling of the place name is Oakhurst.

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

Similar surnames: Ashurst, Bathurst, Hurst, Smethurst, Dewhurst, Hawxhurst, Fairhurst

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Akehurst Family Origin

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Akehurst Family Occupations

What did your Akehurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Akehurst. A less common occupation for the Akehurst family was Farmer. The most common Akehurst occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Akehurst's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Akehurst ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Akehurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Akehurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Akehurst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 969 immigration records available for the last name Akehurst. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Akehurst. For the veterans among your Akehurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Akehurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Akehurst lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Akehurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Akehurst in 1954 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Akehurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Akehurst ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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