Hoffman Family History

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Hoffman Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hoffmann ‘steward’. Dutch: occupational name for a farm laborer or a gardener, someone who worked at the hof, the manor farm.

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

Similar surnames: Hoffmann, Roffman, Hofman, Koffman, Hopman, Holzman, Goffman, Hofmann

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Hoffman Family Origin

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Hoffman Family Occupations

What did your Hoffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoffman family was Carpenter. The most common Hoffman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Hoffman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoffman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hoffman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hoffman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoffman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Hoffman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hoffman. For the veterans among your Hoffman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoffman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoffman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hoffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hoffman in 1940 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoffman 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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