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Hodes Family History

Hodes Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Hodes (Hebrew Hadasa ‘myrtle’; English spelling Hadassah). Polish: from a variant of Chodysz or Chadys, pet forms of the eastern Slavic personal name Chodor. Compare Hodor. English: variant of Hood 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hudes, Rhodes, Lodes, Rodes, Hyde, Boden, Hoes, Oder, Howes, Domes

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Where is the Hodes family from?

You can see how Hodes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hodes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hodes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hodes family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Hodes's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hodes families in 1840.
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What did your Hodes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hodes. 20% of Hodes men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Hodes women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hodes were Laborer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hodes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hodes 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 Hodes. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hodes. For the veterans among your Hodes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hodes lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hodes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hodes in 1946 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

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