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Hoeper Family History

Hoeper Name Meaning

North German (Höper): topographic name from hop(e) ‘raised ground in a bog’, or ‘bog’, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Hoefer, Hope, Holter, Horner, Loeper, Hopper, Hoeger, Hohner, Hoster

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Where is the Hoeper family from?

You can see how Hoeper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoeper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoeper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hoeper family living in Maine. This was 100% of all the recorded Hoeper's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Hoeper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoeper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoeper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoeper. 52% of Hoeper men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hoeper women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoeper were Farm Operator 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
    52%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Candyconfectionery
    10%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
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What Hoeper family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hoeper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoeper 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 281 immigration records available for the last name Hoeper. 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 269 military records available for the last name Hoeper. For the veterans among your Hoeper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoeper lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hoeper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hoeper in 1960 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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