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Hoeffs Family History

Hoeffs Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hoefs, Hoff, Hoeft, Hoes, Hoefer, Hoeffel, Jeffs, Houff, Hoenes

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Where is the Hoeffs family from?

You can see how Hoeffs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoeffs family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Hoeffs families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 4 Hoeffs families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Hoeffs's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Hoeffs families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoeffs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoeffs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Hoeffs. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 295 census records available for the last name Hoeffs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoeffs 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 3 immigration records available for the last name Hoeffs. 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 19 military records available for the last name Hoeffs. For the veterans among your Hoeffs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoeffs lifespan?

Between 1977 and 1994, in the United States, Hoeffs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hoeffs in 1977 was 54, and 84 in 1994.

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