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Hoeffner Name Meaning

German: variant of Höffner (see Hoffner ). Compare Hoefner .

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


Similar surnames: Hoffner, Hoefler, Hoepfner, Hoeffel, Reffner, Offner, Loeffler

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Where is the Hoeffner family from?

You can see how Hoeffner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoeffner family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Hoeffner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Hoeffner families living in Missouri. This was about 31% of all the recorded Hoeffner's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Hoeffner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoeffner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoeffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hoeffner. 42% of Hoeffner men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Hoeffner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoeffner were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    42%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hoeffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoeffner 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Hoeffner. 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 327 military records available for the last name Hoeffner. For the veterans among your Hoeffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoeffner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hoeffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hoeffner in 1951 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

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