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Hoeffel Name Meaning

South German (Höffel): topographic name from a diminutive of Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Loeffel, Hoeffner, Hoefler, Leffel, Hegel, Hoelzel, Kuffel, Koffel

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Where is the Hoeffel family from?

You can see how Hoeffel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoeffel family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Hoeffel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 16 Hoeffel families living in Wisconsin. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hoeffel's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Hoeffel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoeffel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoeffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Attorney was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hoeffel. 34% of Hoeffel men worked as an Attorney. .

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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

  • Attorney
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 899 census records available for the last name Hoeffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoeffel 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 119 immigration records available for the last name Hoeffel. 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 218 military records available for the last name Hoeffel. For the veterans among your Hoeffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoeffel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hoeffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hoeffel in 1963 was 77, and 92 in 2004.

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