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Hofstetter Name Meaning

German: occupational or status name for someone who worked or lived at the principal farm on an estate, from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ + stete ‘place’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of various places called Hofstetten, in particular one in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Huffstetler, Hochstatter, Hofmeister, Hochstetler, Hoffmeyer

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Hofstetter Family Origin

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Hofstetter Family Occupations

What did your Hofstetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hofstetter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hofstetter's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hofstetter. A less common occupation for the Hofstetter family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Hofstetter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hofstetter Life Expectancy

What is the average Hofstetter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hofstetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hofstetter in 1950 was 73, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hofstetter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hofstetter 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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