Dewhurst Family History

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Dewhurst Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, probably so named from Old English deawig ‘dewy’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Smethurst, Hawxhurst, Akehurst, Hayhurst, Ashurst, Hurst, Crowhurst

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Dewhurst Family Origin

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Dewhurst Family Occupations

What did your Dewhurst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dewhurst family was Cotton Spinner. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dewhurst. The most common Dewhurst occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 9% of Dewhurst's were Cotton Weavers.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Cotton Spinner


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

Dewhurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Dewhurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dewhurst 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dewhurst. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Dewhurst. For the veterans among your Dewhurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dewhurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Dewhurst lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Dewhurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Dewhurst in 1952 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dewhurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dewhurst 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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