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Hoar Family History

Hoar Name Meaning

nickname for an old man or someone with prematurely gray hair, from Middle English hore, Old English har ‘gray’. topographic name for someone who lived by a slope or shore, Old English ora, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Oare in Kent, Berkshire, and Wiltshire.

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


Similar surnames: Hoad, Haar, Hone, Hoch, Kotar, Houx, Loar, Hoak, Shear, Hoek

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Where is the Hoar family from?

You can see how Hoar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 51 Hoar families living in Massachusetts. This was about 57% of all the recorded Hoar's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Hoar families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoar. 13% of Hoar men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hoar women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoar were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Hoar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoar 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoar. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hoar. For the veterans among your Hoar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoar lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hoar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Hoar in 1949 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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