Hoekstra Family History

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Hoekstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone living on a corner or in a nook, or perhaps a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word (see Hoek 1).

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

Similar surnames: Hoeksema, Poelstra, Veenstra, Hornstra, Hofstra, Cuesta, Costa

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Hoekstra Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hoekstra name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hoekstra. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hoekstra Family Origin

Where is the Hoekstra family from?

Hoekstra Family Occupations

What did your Hoekstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hoekstra family was Millwright. The most common Hoekstra occupation in the USA was Grocer. 33% of Hoekstra's were Grocers. Grocer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hoekstra.

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  • Grocer

  • Laborer

  • Millwright


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

Hoekstra Historical Records

What Hoekstra family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hoekstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoekstra 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoekstra. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hoekstra. For the veterans among your Hoekstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoekstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoekstra lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hoekstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hoekstra in 1949 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoekstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoekstra 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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