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Hoefer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Höfer): variant of Hofer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hofer, Hoefler, Hoeper, Holter, Hoefert, Hoffer, Hoeger, Hopfer

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Where is the Hoefer family from?

You can see how Hoefer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoefer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hoefer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Hoefer families living in Missouri. This was about 16% of all the recorded Hoefer's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hoefer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoefer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hoefer. 21% of Hoefer men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Hoefer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoefer were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hoefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoefer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoefer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hoefer. For the veterans among your Hoefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoefer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hoefer in 1944 was 20, and 70 in 2004.

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