Hoisington Family History

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Hoisington Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered form of Horsington, an English habitational name, from places so named in Somerset and Lincolnshire. The first is named from Old English hors-þegn ‘horsekeeper’, ‘groom’ + tun ‘farmstead’, while the second is named in Domesday Book as Horsintone ‘farmstead (Old English tun) associated with (-ing-) a man called Horsa’.

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

Similar surnames: Harrington, Heffington, Huffington, Henington, Covington, Huntington

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Hoisington Family Origin

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Hoisington Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Hoisington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Hoisington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hoisington family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Tinsmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoisington.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tinsmith

  • Farming


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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Hoisington Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hoisington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hoisington in 1958 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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