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Hoos Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch hose ‘hose’, ‘stocking’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a knitter of hose (garments for the legs), or a nickname for someone who wore a striking style of hose. Dutch: nickname from hoofse ‘courtly’, ‘mannered’, ‘well-bred’.

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


Similar surnames: Roos, Hoop, Hook, Hood, Hoog, Koos, Poos, Hoof, Hoon, Root

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Where is the Hoos family from?

You can see how Hoos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Hoos families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hoos's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hoos families in 1840.
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What did your Hoos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoos. 14% of Hoos men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Hoos women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoos were Carpenter and Home Maker.

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Home Maker
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoos. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hoos. For the veterans among your Hoos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoos lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hoos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hoos in 1945 was 29, and 85 in 2004.

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