Last Name HURST

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Meaning Local: At the hurst, a wood, a thicket. This last name has ramified in the most remarkable manner in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Hirst being the favourite form. In compound names, generally attached to words denoting a particular kind of tree.
Local: A wood, a grove; fruit-bearing trees.
Origin English, Anglo-Saxon, Jewish, French, German, Irish, Falkland, Belgian

Rank 702 (2000 US census) 660 (1990 US census)
Count 44,587 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 86.51%, or 38572 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 10%, or 4459 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.36%, or 161 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.48%, or 214 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.18%, or 526 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.47%, or 655 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


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