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Hoff Family History

Hoff Surname Meaning

North German Dutch and Danish: topographic name or status name for the owner of a farm or an occupational name for someone who worked on the main farm in a community from Middle High and Low German hof ‘farmstead manor farm’ or a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word. Compare Hof Hofer and Hoffmann and also Huff . Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hov from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’. Compare Huff . English: variant of Hough .

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


Similar surnames: Koff, Eoff, Hole, Hope, Hopf, Hoof, Huff, Boff, Haff, Off

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Where is the Hoff family from?

You can see how Hoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 66 Hoff families living in Lancashire. This was about 14% of all the recorded Hoff's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hoff families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Capstan Lathe Hand and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hoff. 20% of Hoff men worked as a Capstan Lathe Hand and 86% of Hoff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoff were General Labourer and Press Mc Operator. .

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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

  • Capstan Lathe Hand
    20%
  • Carpenter
    20%
  • Butcher
    20%
  • General Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • House Maid
    3%
  • Press Mc Operator
    3%
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Census Records

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Hoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoff 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoff. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Hoff. For the veterans among your Hoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hoff in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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