Hoshaw Family History

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Hoshaw Name Meaning

It is said to be an altered form of the Alsatian name Hoschar, which is probably a nickname from German Hoscher ‘mocker’ (see Hosch). Alternatively, it may be an altered spelling of Slavic Hascha, a short form of Johannes, popular in Saxony, Silesia, and Bohemia.

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

Similar surnames: Deshaw, Gosha, Roshak, Bashaw, Henshaw, Shaw, Hosick, Hanshaw, Koslow

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Hoshaw Family Origin

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Hoshaw Family Occupations

What did your Hoshaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoshaw family was Servant. The most common Hoshaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Hoshaw's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoshaw.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Servant


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Hoshaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hoshaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoshaw 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 immigration records available for the last name Hoshaw. 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 313 military records available for the last name Hoshaw. For the veterans among your Hoshaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoshaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoshaw lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hoshaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Hoshaw in 1962 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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