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Hosch Family History

Hosch Name Meaning

(North German): nickname from a reduced form of Middle Low German hovesch ‘courtly’, a derivative of hof ‘court’ (see Hoff). (South German): probably a nickname for a scornful person, from Middle High German hoschen ‘to mock’, hosche ‘mockery’. (eastern German, of Slavic origin): from a pet form of the personal name Johannes (see Johann, John).

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

Similar surnames: Posch, Hoch, Horch, Gosch, Horsch, Losch, Hasch, Hose, Masch, Grosch

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Where is the Hosch family from?

You can see how Hosch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hosch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hosch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Hosch family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hosch's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Hosch families in 1840.
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What did your Hosch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hosch. 27% of Hosch men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Hosch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hosch were Clerk and Nurse.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hosch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hosch 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 Hosch. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hosch. For the veterans among your Hosch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hosch lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hosch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hosch in 1958 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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