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Hoffer Family History

Hoffer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hofer.

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


Similar surnames: Hoffner, Hofer, Offer, Hofler, Hopfer, Hoffert, Hoefer, Hoffler

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Where is the Hoffer family from?

You can see how Hoffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoffer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoffer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Hoffer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Hoffer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hoffer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoffer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoffer. 17% of Hoffer men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hoffer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoffer were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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What Hoffer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Hoffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoffer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoffer. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hoffer. For the veterans among your Hoffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoffer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hoffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hoffer in 1943 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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