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Hoefel Family History

Hoefel Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hoefer, Hoeffel, Hefel, Hosfeld, Boegel, Roedel, Hoezee, Housel

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Where is the Hoefel family from?

You can see how Hoefel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoefel family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hoefel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Hoefel families living in Missouri. This was about 69% of all the recorded Hoefel's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hoefel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoefel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoefel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hoefel. 32% of Hoefel men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Hoefel women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoefel were Farmer and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Machinist
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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What Hoefel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 858 census records available for the last name Hoefel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoefel 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 267 immigration records available for the last name Hoefel. 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 173 military records available for the last name Hoefel. For the veterans among your Hoefel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoefel lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hoefel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hoefel in 1961 was 50, and 84 in 2004.

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