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Hoof Family History

Hoof Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Hoff. North German: topographic name from a variant of Hoff. Dutch: nickname from hoofd ‘head’. Compare English Head 1. English: variant spelling of Huff.

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


Similar surnames: Hoff, Hood, Hoog, Hoop, Roof, Hoot, Hof, Hook, Hohn, Horn

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Where is the Hoof family from?

You can see how Hoof families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoof family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoof families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Hoof families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hoof's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hoof families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoof surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoof ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoof. 28% of Hoof men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hoof women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoof were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hoof. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoof 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 Hoof. 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 751 military records available for the last name Hoof. For the veterans among your Hoof ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoof lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hoof life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hoof in 1956 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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