When John Martin Hurst was born on 9 December 1811, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James Andrew Hurst, was 28 and his mother, Mary Carter, was 21. He married Margaret Young about 1838, in Whitepost, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Ivy Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died about 1898, at the age of 88.
English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).
Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.
German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.
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