Hoak Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Hoak Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Dutch van (den) Hoek(e), a habitational name for someone from a place called Hoek (East Flanders and Zeeland) or Hoeke (West Flanders). This surname occurs chiefly in PA.

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

Similar surnames: Hoek, Hock, Hoad, Hook, Oak, Hoar, Rock, Look, Hodak, Hoy

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Hoak Family Origin

Where is the Hoak family from?

Hoak Family Occupations

What did your Hoak ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoak family was Coal Miner. The most common Hoak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Hoak's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoak.

View Census data for Hoak | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner


United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Hoak Historical Records

What Hoak family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hoak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Hoak

Passenger List

There are 411 immigration records available for the last name Hoak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Hoak immigration records

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hoak. For the veterans among your Hoak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hoak military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hoak family history.

Hoak Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoak lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hoak in 1944 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoak 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.

Famous Hoak Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name