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Hodgins Family History

Hodgins Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Hodgin with post-medieval excrescent -s. The name was taken to Ireland in the 17th century where it is most commonly found in Tipperary.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hodgkins, Hodgin, Hodgens, Higgins, Hodgkiss, Hobbins, Hopkins

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Where is the Hodgins family from?

You can see how Hodgins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodgins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hodgins families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 4 Hodgins families living in North Carolina. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hodgins's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Hodgins families in 1840.
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What did your Hodgins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hodgins. 16% of Hodgins men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hodgins women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodgins were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Hodgins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hodgins 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hodgins. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hodgins. For the veterans among your Hodgins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodgins lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hodgins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hodgins in 1945 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

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