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Hove Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: topographic name from the plural of hof ‘manor farm’, ‘court’, ‘garden’, or a habitational name from places named with this word, for example in the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Hainault. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hove, from the dative singular of Old Norse hof ‘pagan temple’, ‘place of worship’.

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


Similar surnames: Hole, Hope, Howe, Hone, Hose, Love, Hoye, Hoe, Cove, Dove

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Where is the Hove family from?

You can see how Hove families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hove family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hove families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Hove families living in Virginia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Hove's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hove families in 1840.
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What did your Hove ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hove. 41% of Hove men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hove women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hove were Farming and Housekeeper.

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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
    41%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hove. 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 Hove. For the veterans among your Hove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hove lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hove in 1957 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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