Hoff Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: topographic name or status name for the owner of a farm, or occupational name for someone who worked on the main farm in a community, from Middle High and Low German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word. Compare Hofer. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hov, from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’.

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


Similar surnames: Koff, Eoff, Hole, Hope, Hopf, Hoof, Huff, Boff, Haff, Off

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Hoff Family Origin

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Hoff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Hoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Hoff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoff. A less common occupation for the Hoff family was Carpenter.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Hoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hoff in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoff

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