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Hoover Family History

Hoover Name Meaning
Dutch: from Middle Dutch huve, a measure of land area (compare German Huber) + -er, suffix of agent nouns; a status name for a landowner or a prosperous small farmer.

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

1,755,745 Historical Documents with Hoover on Ancestry.com
287,747 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
52,723 Military Records
8,576 Immigration Records
235,226 Census and Voter Lists
1,171,473 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hoover Families

  • Number of Hoover families
     886 - 1,770
     296 - 885
     1 - 295
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hoover families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hoover last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hoover census records

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Hoover Family Origin

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Hoover Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hoover

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Hoover Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hoover census records

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Hoover Civil War Service Records

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