Hovland Family History

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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’.

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


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

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Hovland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hovland name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hovland. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Norway

    31%

  • England & Wales

    29%

  • Sweden

    10%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    9%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

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Hovland Family Origin

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Hovland Family Occupations

What did your Hovland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hovland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Hovland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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Hovland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hovland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hovland 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 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 Card

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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Hovland Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hovland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hovland 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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