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Hohner Name Meaning

South German: variant of Höhne (see Hoehne). North German (Höhner): topographic name for a marshland dweller, from hon ‘bog’, ‘marsh’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Bohner, Horner, Hahner, Hosner, Hoehner, Hohler, Honer, Ahner, Downer

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Where is the Hohner family from?

You can see how Hohner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hohner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hohner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 36 Hohner families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hohner's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hohner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hohner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hohner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hohner. 21% of Hohner men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Hohner women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hohner were Machinist and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hohner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hohner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hohner. 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 Hohner. For the veterans among your Hohner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hohner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hohner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Hohner in 1957 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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