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 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoyer family was Carpenter. The most common Hoyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hoyer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoyer.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hoyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hoyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoyer

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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