Durst Family History

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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

What did your Durst ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Administrator Officer National Council Of Social Service and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Durst. 7% of Durst men worked as an Administrator Officer National Council Of Social Service and 40% of Durst women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durst were Chemist Manager For Textile Finishings and General Cleaner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Administrator Officer National Council Of Social Service
    7%
  • Architect Retired
    7%
  • Builders Foreman
    7%
  • Chemist Manager For Textile Finishings
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    40%
  • Administrator Officer National Council Of Social Service
    4%
  • Clerk cashier
    4%
  • General Cleaner
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Durst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Durst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durst 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Durst. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Durst. For the veterans among your Durst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durst Life Expectancy

What is the average Durst lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durst

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