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Hoeft Family History

Hoeft Name Meaning

North German (Höft): from Middle Low German hovet, höft ‘head’, applied as a nickname or topographic name. German (Höft): habitational name from places named Höft in Westphalia or near Linz in Austria.

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


Similar surnames: Hoefs, Holt, Hoff, Oest, Heft, Holdt, Hoen, Huett, Heit, Hoerth

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Where is the Hoeft family from?

You can see how Hoeft families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoeft family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hoeft families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 52 Hoeft families living in Wisconsin. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hoeft's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Hoeft families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoeft surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoeft ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoeft. 31% of Hoeft men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Hoeft women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoeft were Salesman 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
    31%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hoeft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoeft 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 Hoeft. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hoeft. For the veterans among your Hoeft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoeft lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hoeft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hoeft in 1953 was 66, and 79 in 2004.

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