Hofer Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived at, worked on, or managed a farm, from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, ‘court’ + the agent suffix -er. Compare Hoffmann.

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


Similar surnames: Hober, Hopfer, Homer, Hafer, Hoger, Hayer, Hoefer, Kober, Holter

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Hofer Family Origin

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Hofer Family Occupations

What did your Hofer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hofer family was Works On Col Farm. The most common Hofer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Hofer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hofer.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Works On Col Farm

    4%

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Hofer Historical Records

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Hofer Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Hofer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hofer in 1945 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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