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Hoar Family History

Hoar Name Meaning

English (Hampshire):: nickname from Middle English hor(e) ‘gray- or white-haired’ (Old English hār). This name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century and was Gaelicized as de Hóir and de Hóra. habitational name from Ore (Sussex) or else a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) bank’ from Middle English or(e) ‘brink edge’ (Old English ōra).

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

Similar surnames: Hoad, Haar, Hone, Hoch, Kotar, Houx, Loar, Hoak, Shear, Hoek

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Where is the Hoar family from?

You can see how Hoar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoar families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 250 Hoar families living in Hampshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hoar's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Hoar families in 1891.
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What did your Hoar ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hoar. 11% of Hoar men worked as a Carpenter and 75% of Hoar women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoar were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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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 1939

  • Carpenter
  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Hoar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoar 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Hoar. For the veterans among your Hoar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoar lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hoar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Hoar in 1949 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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