Hirst Family History

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Hirst Name Meaning

Northern English: variant spelling of Hurst. German (Hürst): topographic name from Middle Low German hurst ‘brushwood’, ‘wild place’, cognate with English Hurst and Low German Horst.

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

Similar surnames: Horst, Hurst, Hirt, Herst, Hardt, Hirsh, Hirn, Forst, Hirsch, Hight

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Hirst Family Origin

Where is the Hirst family from?

Hirst Family Occupations

What did your Hirst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hirst family was Annuitant. The most common Hirst occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Hirst's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Woollen Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hirst.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Woollen Weaver

  • Annuitant


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

Hirst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 271,000 census records available for the last name Hirst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hirst 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hirst. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Hirst. For the veterans among your Hirst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hirst Life Expectancy

What is the average Hirst lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hirst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hirst in 1943 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hirst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hirst 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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