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Hoad Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, from Middle English hoth ‘heath’, Old English hað, a byform of h?ð (see Heath). This form was restricted in the Middle Ages to southeastern England, and the surname is still largely confined to Kent and Sussex. In some cases it may be a habitational name from the village of Hoath in Kent, which is named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Hoar, Hood, Head, Hope, Coad, Hoo, Moad, Hand, Haar, Hoak

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Where is the Hoad family from?

You can see how Hoad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hoad families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 34 Hoad families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Hoad's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hoad families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoad. 25% of Hoad men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hoad women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoad were Truck Driver and New Worker.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Cook
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Hoad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoad 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoad. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hoad. For the veterans among your Hoad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoad lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Hoad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Hoad in 1961 was 46, and 80 in 2003.

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