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Blackhurst Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place named Blackhurst, as for example in Cheshire or Lancashire, where the surname is chiefly found. This would be derived from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Blackburn, Ashurst, Bathurst, Blackham, Broadhurst, Brocklehurst

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Blackhurst Family Origin

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Blackhurst Family Occupations

What did your Blackhurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Blackhurst. A less common occupation for the Blackhurst family was Carter. The most common Blackhurst occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Blackhurst's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Butcher

  • Carter


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

Blackhurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Blackhurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blackhurst 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Blackhurst. 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 Blackhurst. For the veterans among your Blackhurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Blackhurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Blackhurst lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Blackhurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Blackhurst in 1962 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Blackhurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Blackhurst 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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