Hurston Family History

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Hurston Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from either of two places in Devon or one West Sussex so named. Hurston in Chagford, Devon is named with the Old English personal name Heort or heort ‘hart’ + tun ‘settlement’; Hurston in Whitestone, Devon has the same first element + þorn ‘thorn tree’; and Hurston in Storrington, West Sussex is named from Old English hyrst ‘wooded hill’ + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Harston, Burston, Thurston, Durston, Hunton, Horton, Cureton, Muston

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Hurston Family Origin

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Hurston Family Occupations

What did your Hurston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Late A Farmer and Shoemaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hurston. The most common Hurston occupation in the UK was Late A Farmer. 50% of Hurston's were Late A Farmers.

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  • Late A Farmer

  • Shoemaker


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Hurston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hurston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurston 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 414 immigration records available for the last name Hurston. 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 714 military records available for the last name Hurston. For the veterans among your Hurston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hurston Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hurston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hurston in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hurston 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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