Hoeffner Family History

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Hoeffner Name Meaning

German (Höffner): occupational name or status name for the owner or manager of an estate, from an agent noun from Middle High German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ (see Hoffmann).

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


Similar surnames: Hoffner, Hoefler, Hoepfner, Hoeffel, Reffner, Offner, Loeffler

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Hoeffner Family Origin

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Hoeffner Family Occupations

What did your Hoeffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hoeffner. 26% of Hoeffner men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hoeffner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoeffner were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hoeffner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hoeffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoeffner 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 237 immigration records available for the last name Hoeffner. 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 327 military records available for the last name Hoeffner. For the veterans among your Hoeffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoeffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoeffner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hoeffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hoeffner in 1951 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoeffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoeffner 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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