Hanover Family History

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Hanover Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Hannover in Lower Saxony. The place name, first recorded in the form Honovere, is a compound of Middle Low German ho, hoch ‘high’ + over ‘bank’, ‘shore’.

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

Similar surnames: Hanauer, Van Over, Haver, Hober, Hammer, Haberer, Hanger, Hendler

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Hanover Family Origin

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Hanover Family Occupations

What did your Hanover ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hanover occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hanover's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hanover family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanover.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Hanover Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hanover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanover 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanover. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hanover. For the veterans among your Hanover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanover Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanover lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hanover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hanover in 1953 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanover

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanover 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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