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Hober Name Meaning

German (Höber): occupational name for someone whose work involved lifting heavy loads, from an agent derivative of Middle High German heben ‘to lift’, or habitational name for someone from Höver near Ülzen. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name or ornamental name from Yiddish hober ‘oats’. Compare Haber.

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


Similar surnames: Kober, Huber, Haber, Heber, Ober, Hofer, Tober, Homer, Lober, Hover

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Where is the Hober family from?

You can see how Hober families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hober family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hober families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Hober families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hober's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hober families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hober surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hober ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hober. 22% of Hober men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Hober women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hober were Knitter and Housekeeper.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Knitter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hober. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hober 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 893 immigration records available for the last name Hober. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hober. For the veterans among your Hober ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hober lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hober life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Hober in 1962 was 94, and 62 in 2004.

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