Hoover Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Hoovler, Horner, Haver, Horter, Hooker, Boozer, Hoober, Coover

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Hoover Family Origin

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Hoover Family Occupations

What did your Hoover ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hoover occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Hoover's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoover. A less common occupation for the Hoover family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hoover ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hoover Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 244,000 census records available for the last name Hoover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoover census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoover. 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 Card

There are 55,000 military records available for the last name Hoover. For the veterans among your Hoover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoover Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoover lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hoover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hoover in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoover ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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