Hockensmith Family History

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Hockensmith Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hackenschmidt, an occupational name for a maker of hoes and axes, from Middle High German hacke ‘hoe’, ‘ax’ + smit ‘smith’.

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


Similar surnames: Klingensmith, Coopersmith, Coppersmith, Hohenstein, Shoesmith

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Hockensmith Family Origin

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Hockensmith Family Occupations

What did your Hockensmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hockensmith family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hockensmith. The most common Hockensmith occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Hockensmith's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Hockensmith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hockensmith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hockensmith 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hockensmith. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hockensmith. For the veterans among your Hockensmith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hockensmith Life Expectancy

What is the average Hockensmith lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hockensmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hockensmith in 1950 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hockensmith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hockensmith 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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