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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 1,229 people named Hoffmeister in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Hoffmeister in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,214 people named Hoffmeister were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was Charles
  • 47%, or 157 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 6% were disabled
  • 298 were children

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As Hoffmeister families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 35% were first-generation Americans
  • 134 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was German
  • They most commonly lived in Missouri