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Isaac Hurst

1804 Birth Chesterfield Co., SC

Bef 1826 Marriage
Henrietta (Ritta) Rivers

1850 Federal Census,
Chesterfield District, SC

Isaac Rivers 46
Ritta 50
Sarah 21
Lauretta 19
William 17
Isaac 15
Nancy 13
Philip 11
Polly 9
Jacob 7

1865 Death Ritta Hurst
1884 Death Isaac Hurst
Burial Old Hurst Cemetery Chesterfield Co., SC

Hurst family of South Carolina

Hurst surname origin


Flanders the Lion
Hurst Coat of Arms
Flag of the Flemish Community
and the Flemish Region

Three meanings of the surname Hurst are:

  1. English: topographic name for someone who lived on a wooded hill, Old English hyrst, or habitational name from one of the various places named with this word, for example Hurst in Berkshire, Kent, Somerset, and Warwickshire, or Hirst in Northumberland and West Yorkshire.
  2. Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey, established in Ireland since the 13th century.
  3. German: topographic name from Middle High German hurst 'woodland', 'thicket'.

A century-old theory is that the Hursts were descended from an English Henry Hurst of a particular line from Leckhampstead, England. According to the Hurst DNA Project (, at present, there is little empirical evidence to connect many American Hursts to the Hursts of Leckhampstead, England. In fact, there is little information to link the Hurst family of South Carolina to other American Hursts, including those from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.



Descendants of Isaac Hurst

ISSAC HURST was born 1804 in Chesterfield Co., SC and died 1884 in Chesterfield Co., SC. He married HENRIETTA (RITTA) RIVERS, daughter of ISAAC RIVERS and NANCY PARKER. Mary born 1805 in Chesterfield, SC and died 15 Aug 1865 Chesterfield Co., SC.


  1. SARAH ANN HURST, b. 10 Mar 1826, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co. SC; d. 08 Jun 1910, Chesterfield Co. SC.
  2. LAURETTA HURST, b. abt.. 1831, SC; died unknown.
  3. ISAAC HURST, b. abt. 1835; died unknown.
  4. NANCY HURST, b. 20 May 1838, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., SC; d. 08 Feb 1888, Chesterfield Co., SC.
  5. PHILIP JAMES HURST, b. abt. 1839, Chesterfield Co., SC; d. aft. 1910.
  6. POLLY HURST, b. abt. 1841, SC; died unknown.
  7. JACOB HURST, b. abt. 1843, SC; died unknown.