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Hovland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named in Old Norse as Hofland from hof ‘pagan temple place of worship’ + land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’. Compare Hoveland .

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


Similar surnames: Hoyland, Holland, Hofland, Hetland, Osland, Morland, Odland, Voland

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Where is the Hovland family from?

You can see how Hovland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hovland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Hovland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 38 Hovland families living in Wisconsin. This was about 49% of all the recorded Hovland's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Hovland families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hovland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hovland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hovland. 48% of Hovland men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hovland women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hovland were Proprietor and Saleslady. .

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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
    48%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Manager
    5%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hovland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hovland. For the veterans among your Hovland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hovland lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hovland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hovland in 1944 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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