Hooker Family History

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Hooker Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): variant of Hook (in the occupational or topographic and habitational senses), with the addition of the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Hocker, Horner, Booker, Pooler, Hooke, Hooper, Hosler, Hoover, Boozer

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Hooker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hooker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hooker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

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Hooker Family Origin

Where is the Hooker family from?

Hooker Family Occupations

What did your Hooker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hooker family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hooker. The most common Hooker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Hooker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Hooker Historical Records

What Hooker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Hooker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hooker 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hooker. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Hooker. For the veterans among your Hooker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hooker Life Expectancy

What is the average Hooker lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hooker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hooker in 1940 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hooker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hooker 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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