Hoo Name Meaning

English (East Anglia and the south): topographic name for someone who lived on a spur of a hill, from the Old English dative case hoe (originally used after a preposition) of hoh ‘spur of a hill’. The surname may also derive from any of the minor places named with this word, such as Hoo in Kent and Hooe in Devon and Sussex. Chinese : see Hu.

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

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Hoo Family Origin

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Hoo Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    63%
  • Baker

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Prostitute

    13%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoo family was Prostitute. Miner, Baker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoo. The most common Hoo occupation in the USA was Miner. 63% of Hoo's were Miners.

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Hoo Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Hoo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hoo in 1963 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoo

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