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Hoye Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Hoy 1. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Høye, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr ‘hill’, ‘mound’.

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


Similar surnames: Hole, Howe, Hope, Hove, Hoy, Hoe, Oye, Royse, Foye, Toye

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Where is the Hoye family from?

You can see how Hoye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoye families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Hoye families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hoye's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Hoye families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoye. 16% of Hoye men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Hoye women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoye were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Hoye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoye 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 Hoye. 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 Hoye. For the veterans among your Hoye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoye lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hoye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hoye in 1943 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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