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Hoffert Family History

Hoffert Name Meaning

German: variant of Hofer. German: from a Germanic personal name Hoffred, composed of hoh ‘high’ + fridu ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Hoffart, Haffer, Huffer, Hoefert, Hoffer, Meffert, Roffers, Leffert

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Where is the Hoffert family from?

You can see how Hoffert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoffert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoffert families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Hoffert families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 93% of all the recorded Hoffert's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hoffert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoffert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoffert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoffert. 24% of Hoffert men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Hoffert women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoffert were Machinist and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hoffert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoffert 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 734 immigration records available for the last name Hoffert. 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 Hoffert. For the veterans among your Hoffert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoffert lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hoffert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hoffert in 1958 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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