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Hoop Name Meaning

Dutch (de Hoop): metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle Dutch houp ‘hoop’. Dutch (van (der) Hoop): habitational name from De Hoop in Gelderland or Hoop in Overijssel, or Ter Hope in Gistel, West Flanders (Belgium). North German: topographic name for someone who lived on a raised piece of land in a bog, hop, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Hook, Hood, Hopp, Hoos, Shoop, Coop, Hoog, Hoo, Hoch, Hoof

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Where is the Hoop family from?

You can see how Hoop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoop families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Hoop families living in Ohio. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hoop's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hoop families in 1840.
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What did your Hoop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoop. 32% of Hoop men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Hoop women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoop were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hoop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoop 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 Hoop. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hoop. For the veterans among your Hoop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoop lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hoop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Hoop in 1961 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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