Hayhurst Family History

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Hayhurst Name Meaning

English (Cumbria and Lancashire): habitational name from Hay Hurst in the parish of Ribchester, Lancashire, so called from Old English hæg ‘enclosure’ (see Hay 1) or heg ‘hay’ + hyrst ‘wooded hill’.

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

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

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Hayhurst Family Origin

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Hayhurst Family Occupations

What did your Hayhurst ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carter


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

Hayhurst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Hayhurst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayhurst 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hayhurst. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hayhurst. For the veterans among your Hayhurst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hayhurst Life Expectancy

What is the average Hayhurst lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hayhurst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hayhurst in 1944 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hayhurst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hayhurst 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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