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Hover Name Meaning

Dutch: from a dialect variant of haver ‘oats’, either an occupational name for someone who grew or sold oats, or a habitational name (van Haver), from any of several minor places named with this word. English: possibly a variant of Over, with the addition of an inorganic H-.

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

Similar surnames: Haver, Dover, Over, Homer, Hove, Hober, Rover, Honer, Hope, Cover

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Where is the Hover family from?

You can see how Hover families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hover family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hover families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Hover families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hover's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hover families in 1840.
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What did your Hover ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hover. 21% of Hover men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hover women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hover were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Hover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hover 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 Hover. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hover. For the veterans among your Hover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hover lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Hover in 1951 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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