Hoek Family History

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Hoek Name Meaning

habitational name from places called Hoek, e.g. in Ghent or Zeeland, or from Hoeke in West Flanders, or a topographic name from hoek ‘corner’, ‘nook’. variant of Houck 1.

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

Similar surnames: Hoak, Hock, Hook, Hoen, Hoe, Hoey, Moes, Beek, Bobek, Rock

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Hoek Family Origin

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Hoek Family Occupations

What did your Hoek ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hoek occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 10% of Hoek's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Contractor and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoek. A less common occupation for the Hoek family was Farmer & Fruit Grower.

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  • Carpenter

  • Contractor

  • Farmer

  • Farmer & Fruit Grower


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

Hoek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hoek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoek 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoek. 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 451 military records available for the last name Hoek. For the veterans among your Hoek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoek Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoek lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Hoek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hoek in 1965 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoek

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoek 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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