Hurt Family History

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Hurt Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): variant of Hart. German: topographic name from Middle High German hurt ‘hurdle’, ‘woven fence’. Dutch: nickname, presumably for a pugnacious or aggressive person, from Middle Dutch hort, hurt ‘strike’, ‘blow’, ‘attack’.

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

Similar surnames: Hart, Burt, Hurst, Hirt, Hutt, Hunt, Lust, Hurta, Hort, Curt

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Hurt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hurt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hurt. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Hurt Family Origin

Where is the Hurt family from?

Hurt Family Occupations

What did your Hurt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hurt family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, File Cutter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hurt. The most common Hurt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hurt's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • File Cutter

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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

Hurt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Hurt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurt 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hurt. 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 Hurt. For the veterans among your Hurt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hurt Life Expectancy

What is the average Hurt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hurt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1946. The average life expectancy for Hurt in 1942 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hurt 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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