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Hoen Name Meaning

Dutch and German: metonymic occupational name for a chicken farmer or poultry merchant from hoen ‘hen chicken grouse’ or a habitational name from a so named house with the image of such a bird depicted on a sign or an ornamental stone. Dutch and German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Huno (from hūn ‘bear cub’). German: variant of Höhn (see Hoehn ). Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads named Hon from Old Norse hundr ‘dog’ or from Hóvin a compound of hór ‘high’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Hohn, Hoehn, Roen, Thoen, Moen, Oen, Hoey, Holen, Boen

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Where is the Hoen family from?

You can see how Hoen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hoen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 38 Hoen families living in Maryland. This was about 25% of all the recorded Hoen's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Hoen families in 1880.
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What did your Hoen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hoen. 20% of Hoen men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Hoen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoen were Manager and Clerk. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hoen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoen 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 Hoen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hoen. For the veterans among your Hoen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hoen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hoen in 1959 was 82, and 77 in 2004.

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