Hurd Family History

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Hurd Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): variant spelling of Heard.

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

Similar surnames: Hird, Herd, Hard, Burd, Hurt, Hurn, Hord, Gard, Rud, Jud

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Hurd Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hurd name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hurd. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hurd Family Origin

Where is the Hurd family from?

Hurd Family Occupations

What did your Hurd ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hurd. A less common occupation for the Hurd family was Coal Miner. The most common Hurd occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Hurd's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Hurd Historical Records

What Hurd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Hurd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurd 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hurd. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Hurd. For the veterans among your Hurd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hurd Life Expectancy

What is the average Hurd lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hurd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hurd in 1942 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hurd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hurd 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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