Hochstetler Family History

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Hochstetler Name Meaning

Swiss German (Hochstettler): topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from Middle High German hohe ‘high’ + stat, stete ‘place’ + the diminutive suffix -l + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Hochstatter, Hochstrasser, Huffstetler, Hochreiter, Hochhalter

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Hochstetler Family Origin

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Hochstetler Family Occupations

What did your Hochstetler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hochstetler family was Retired Farmer. Farmer, Stone Mason and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hochstetler. The most common Hochstetler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Hochstetler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Stone Mason

  • Farming

  • Retired Farmer


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

Hochstetler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hochstetler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hochstetler 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 100 immigration records available for the last name Hochstetler. 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 941 military records available for the last name Hochstetler. For the veterans among your Hochstetler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hochstetler Life Expectancy

What is the average Hochstetler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hochstetler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hochstetler in 1953 was 41, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hochstetler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hochstetler 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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