Hodder Family History

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Hodder Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of hoods, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old English hod (see Hood 1).

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

Similar surnames: Holder, Loder, Hoster, Harder, Pedder, Gooder, Hosler, Horner, Horter

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Hodder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hodder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hodder. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hodder Family Origin

Where is the Hodder family from?

Hodder Family Occupations

What did your Hodder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hodder occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Hodder's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hodder. A less common occupation for the Hodder family was Bank Clerk.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk

  • Tailor

  • Bank Clerk


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

Hodder Historical Records

What Hodder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Hodder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hodder 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Hodder. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hodder. For the veterans among your Hodder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hodder Life Expectancy

What is the average Hodder lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hodder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Hodder in 1955 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hodder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hodder 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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