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Hoving Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from a farmstead so named in the province of Drenthe a variant of Ten Hove ‘at the farm homestead’ or Van Hove . Swedish: ornamental or habitational name apparently formed with the placename element hov- (with several different meanings including ‘pagan temple’ and ‘hill’) + the suffix -ing ‘belonging to’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Loving, Rosing, Rovin, Hocking, Hoing, Roling, Haring, Huling, Covino

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Where is the Hoving family from?

You can see how Hoving families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoving family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoving families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hoving family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Hoving's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Hoving families in 1840.
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What did your Hoving ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hoving. 23% of Hoving men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Hoving women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoving were Assembler Springs and Teacher. .

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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
    23%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Janitor
    8%
  • Assembler Springs
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Factory Worker
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hoving. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoving 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 615 immigration records available for the last name Hoving. 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 526 military records available for the last name Hoving. For the veterans among your Hoving ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoving lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hoving life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hoving in 1959 was 38, and 69 in 2004.

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