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Hopfer Name Meaning

German (Bavaria; also Höpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a grower of hops or dealer in hops, from Middle High German hopfe ‘hops’, German Hopfen + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Hopper, Hofer, Hupfer, Hopler, Kupfer, Hober, Klopfer, Horner, Hosler

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Where is the Hopfer family from?

You can see how Hopfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hopfer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hopfer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Hopfer family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hopfer's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Hopfer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hopfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hopfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hopfer. 31% of Hopfer men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Hopfer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hopfer were Foreman and Secretary.

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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
    31%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Labor
    10%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Secretary
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hopfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hopfer 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 414 immigration records available for the last name Hopfer. 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 770 military records available for the last name Hopfer. For the veterans among your Hopfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hopfer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hopfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hopfer in 1954 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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