Hoefer Family History

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Hoefer Name Meaning

German (also Höfer): variant of Hofer. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hof.

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

Similar surnames: Hofer, Hoefler, Hoeper, Holter, Hoefert, Hoffer, Hoeger, Hopfer

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Hoefer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hoefer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hoefer Family Origin

Where is the Hoefer family from?

Hoefer Family Occupations

What did your Hoefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoefer family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoefer. The most common Hoefer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hoefer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Baker

  • Carpenter


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

Hoefer Historical Records

What Hoefer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hoefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoefer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoefer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hoefer. For the veterans among your Hoefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoefer Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoefer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hoefer in 1944 was 20, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoefer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoefer 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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