Hoskins Family History

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Hoskins Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hoskin. Variant of Dutch Hosekin, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of hose (garments for the legs), from Middle Low German hose ‘hose’.

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

Similar surnames: Haskins, Hopkins, Hoskin, Hosking, Hawkins, Hocking, Botkin, Huskins

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Hoskins Family Origin

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Hoskins Family Occupations

What did your Hoskins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoskins family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoskins. The most common Hoskins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Hoskins's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hoskins ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hoskins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 136,000 census records available for the last name Hoskins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoskins 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoskins. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Hoskins. For the veterans among your Hoskins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoskins Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoskins lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoskins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hoskins in 1944 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoskins

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoskins ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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