Hoyt Family History

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Hoyt Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall, thin person, from Middle English hoit ‘long stick’.

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


Similar surnames: Hoy, Host, Holt, Bolt, Hott, Hoar, Loft, Hoge, Hohm, Hogg

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Hoyt Family Origin

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Hoyt Family Occupations

What did your Hoyt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hoyt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Hoyt's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoyt. A less common occupation for the Hoyt family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Hoyt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hoyt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoyt 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 Hoyt. 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 Hoyt. For the veterans among your Hoyt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoyt Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoyt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoyt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Hoyt in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoyt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoyt 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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