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Hof Family History

Hof Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant spelling of Hoff.

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

Similar surnames: Hoof, Hop, Hom, How, Hoh, Hoff, Hoy, Huft, Haaf, Haff

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Where is the Hof family from?

You can see how Hof families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hof family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Hof families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 62 Hof families living in Ohio. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hof's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hof families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hof surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hof ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hof. 13% of Hof men worked as a Carpenter and 19% of Hof women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hof were Laborer 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

  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hof. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hof 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hof. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Hof. For the veterans among your Hof ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hof lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hof life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hof in 1952 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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