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Hodges Family History

Hodges Name Meaning

English: variant of Hodge with genitival or post-medieval -s. Occasionally however the name may be topographic for a person who lived or worked at the house of someone named Hodge or Roger.

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

Similar surnames: Hodge, Hodgen, Hodgens, Hodgetts, Hodgin, Hodgins, Holmes, Rodgers

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Where is the Hodges family from?

You can see how Hodges families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodges family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hodges families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 102 Hodges families living in New York. This was about 12% of all the recorded Hodges's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Hodges families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hodges surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hodges ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hodges. 21% of Hodges men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hodges women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodges were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 424,000 census records available for the last name Hodges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hodges census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Hodges. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 80,000 military records available for the last name Hodges. For the veterans among your Hodges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodges lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hodges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hodges in 1942 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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