Durst Name Meaning

(also Dürst): nickname from Middle High German turst ‘boldness’. from Middle High German durst ‘thirst’, applied as nickname, probably for a heavy drinker; or a habitational name from a farmstead in the Tyrol named with the same word, probably indicating a dry location.

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


Similar surnames: Dorst, Hurst, Dust, Dunst, Wurst, Furst, Burst, Lust, Quast, Borst

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Durst Family Origin

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Durst Family Occupations

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  • Assistant Overseer

    13%
  • Book Folder

    13%
  • Householder

    13%
  • Lithographic Artist

    13%

In 1881, Assistant Overseer, Book Folder and Householder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durst. The most common Durst occupation in the UK was Assistant Overseer. 13% of Durst's were Assistant Overseers. A less common occupation for the Durst family was Lithographic Artist.

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Durst Historical Records

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Durst Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Durst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Durst in 1944 was 22, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durst

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