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Hoyer Name Meaning

North German and Danish: from an ancient Germanic personal name Hucger a compound of hug ‘heart mind spirit’ + gēr ‘spear’. Danish (Høyer): variant of Høy (see Hoy ). In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Højer. Dutch: variant mostly archaic or Americanized of Hooijer an occupational name from Middle Dutch hooijer ‘haymaker’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Hoyer family from?

You can see how Hoyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Hoyer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hoyer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hoyer families in 1840.
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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 USA 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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*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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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