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Hoffner Name Meaning

status name for a steward on an farm or estate (see Hoffmann). German (Höffner): status name for a prosperous small farmer, from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German huove, a measure of land. Compare German Huber. German: variant spelling of Hofner, habitational name from any of several places called Hof. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hopfer.

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


Similar surnames: Hoeffner, Huffer, Offner, Hoefler, Horner, Hofer, Hoefer, Hoffer

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Hoffner Family Origin

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Hoffner Family Occupations

What did your Hoffner ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Hoffner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hoffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoffner lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hoffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hoffner in 1946 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoffner 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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