Hoyer Family History

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Hoyer Name Meaning

North German and Danish: from a Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound of hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + ger ‘spear’. Danish (Høyer, Højer): variant of Hoy 4.

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

Similar surnames: Hoger, Heyer, Honer, Boyer, Homer, Royer, Huger, Hoye, Hayer, Goyer

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Hoyer Family Origin

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Hoyer Family Occupations

What did your Hoyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoyer. 16% of Hoyer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hoyer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoyer were Machinist and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hoyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Hoyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoyer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoyer. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Hoyer. For the veterans among your Hoyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoyer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hoyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hoyer in 1953 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoyer 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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