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Hoes Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living between the spurs of two or more hills, from Old English hos, plural of hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). German: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Hoe, Howes, Hoen, Hees, Goes, Hodes, Hoad, Hoel, Moes, Hons

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Where is the Hoes family from?

You can see how Hoes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Hoes families living in New York. This was about 92% of all the recorded Hoes's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hoes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Painter and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoes. 21% of Hoes men worked as a Painter and 50% of Hoes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoes were Farmer and Housewife.

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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

  • Painter
    21%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hoes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoes 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 546 immigration records available for the last name Hoes. 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 Hoes. For the veterans among your Hoes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoes lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hoes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hoes in 1957 was 25, and 69 in 2004.

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