Hooper Family History

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Hooper Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoop ‘hoop’, ‘band’.

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

Similar surnames: Cooper, Hopper, Boozer, Booker, Hooker, Looper, Hosler, Horner

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Hooper Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hooper name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Hooper Family Origin

Where is the Hooper family from?

Hooper Family Occupations

What did your Hooper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hooper family was Carpenter. The most common Hooper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hooper's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hooper.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hooper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 454,000 census records available for the last name Hooper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hooper 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Hooper. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name Hooper. For the veterans among your Hooper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hooper Life Expectancy

What is the average Hooper lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hooper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hooper in 1940 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hooper 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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