Hoefs Family History

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Hoefs Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (Höfs): probably from Middle Low German hovet, hoft ‘head’, used as a nickname. Shortened form of Dutch van Hoefs, a variant of Hove.

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

Similar surnames: Hoeft, Hees, Hoof, Hoen, Roers, Hoff, Heis, Moes, Goers, Hoops

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Hoefs Family Origin

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Hoefs Family Occupations

What did your Hoefs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hoefs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Hoefs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hoefs family was Grocer Retail. Farmer, Black Smith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoefs.

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  • Farmer

  • Black Smith

  • Carpenter

  • Grocer Retail


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hoefs ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hoefs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hoefs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoefs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 245 immigration records available for the last name Hoefs. 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 Card

There are 819 military records available for the last name Hoefs. For the veterans among your Hoefs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoefs Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoefs lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hoefs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hoefs in 1961 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoefs ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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