Hoffart Family History

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Hoffart Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German hochvart ‘pride’, ‘superciliousness’. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Buskerud named Hoffar, possibly from Old Norse Hagfura, composed of the element hag- denoting an enclosure + fura ‘fir tree’.

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

Similar surnames: Hoffert, Hoff, Hoar, Huffer, Hopfer, Moffatt, Hofland, Hollar

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Hoffart Family Origin

Where is the Hoffart family from?

Hoffart Family Occupations

What did your Hoffart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Barber and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoffart. The most common Hoffart occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Hoffart's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Hoffart family was Farmer.

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  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hoffart ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hoffart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hoffart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoffart census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 864 immigration records available for the last name Hoffart. 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 Card

There are 440 military records available for the last name Hoffart. For the veterans among your Hoffart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoffart Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoffart lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hoffart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hoffart in 1954 was 80, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoffart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoffart ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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