Hoefler Family History

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Hoefler Name Meaning

German (Höfler): occupational name or status name for the owner or the 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: Hoeffner, Hofer, Hoeffel, Hoefer, Hosler, Roesler, Hegler, Hopfer

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Hoefler Family Origin

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Hoefler Family Occupations

What did your Hoefler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hoefler occupation in Canada was Factory Hand. 40% of Hoefler's were Factory Hands. A less common occupation for the Hoefler family was Store Keeper. Factory Hand, Blacksmith and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoefler.

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  • Factory Hand

  • Blacksmith

  • Mason

  • Store Keeper


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

Hoefler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hoefler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoefler 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 836 immigration records available for the last name Hoefler. 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 725 military records available for the last name Hoefler. For the veterans among your Hoefler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoefler Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoefler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hoefler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Hoefler in 1945 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoefler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoefler 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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