Hope Name Meaning

Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived in a small, enclosed valley, Middle English hop(e), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are examples in North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Clwyd, Devon, Herefordshire, Kent, Sussex, and elsewhere. The surname is most common in Scotland and northern England, and it is also established in Ireland. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, notably in Hordaland, so named from Old Norse hóp ‘narrow bay’.

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


Similar surnames: Hole, Howe, Hove, Hone, Hoe, Hose, Pope, Hoye, Cope, Hoad

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Hope Family Origin

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Hope Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

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Hope Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Hope life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hope in 1945 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hope

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