Horst Family History

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Horst Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle Low German hurst, Middle Dutch horst ‘undergrowth’, ‘brushwood’, ‘wild place’. More specifically, the term was also used to denote a crow’s or similar large bird’s nest, a raised area in surrounding marshland, or an area of uncleared woodland, all of which meanings could have contributed to the surname. habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Hurst, Hirst, Dorst, Borst, Host, Vorst, Forst, Holst, Horch, Hardt

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Horst Family Origin

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Horst Family Occupations

What did your Horst ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Horst family was Commercial Clerk. The most common Horst occupation in the UK was Assistant Supd Survey Of India (On Leave). 10% of Horst's were Assistant Supd Survey Of India (On Leave)s. Assistant Supd Survey Of India (On Leave), Bookbinder and Brewer Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horst.

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  • Assistant Supd Survey Of India (On Leave)

  • Bookbinder

  • Brewer Lab

  • Commercial Clerk


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

Horst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Horst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horst 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Horst. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Horst. For the veterans among your Horst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horst Life Expectancy

What is the average Horst lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Horst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Horst in 1947 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horst 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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