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Hofacker Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ + acker ‘field’, a very old field name in Württemberg, probably denoting a field owned by the feudal lord and cultivated on his behalf by his tenants. The surname would have denoted someone living by such a field.

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

Similar surnames: Acker, Honaker, Hacker, Rothacker, Thalacker, Hoecker, Fackler

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Where is the Hofacker family from?

You can see how Hofacker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hofacker family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Hofacker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Hofacker families living in Ohio. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hofacker's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hofacker families in 1880.
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What did your Hofacker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hofacker. 30% of Hofacker men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hofacker women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hofacker were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Labor
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hofacker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hofacker 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 555 immigration records available for the last name Hofacker. 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 Hofacker. For the veterans among your Hofacker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hofacker lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hofacker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hofacker in 1960 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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