History of your Surname
Get access to Hofeldt family records.Start a free trial

Hofeldt Family History

Hofeldt Name Meaning

North German: topographic name composed of Middle Low German hov hof ‘manor farm farmstead’ + velt ‘open country’. This and variants such as Hofeld Hoffeld(e) are also common placenames all over Germany (compare Hofacker ); the surname may be a habitational name from one of these.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Affeldt, Holdt, Hosfeld, Cofield, Feld, Hoeft, Hobel, Von Feldt

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hofeldt family from?

You can see how Hofeldt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hofeldt family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Hofeldt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Hofeldt families living in Iowa. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hofeldt's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Hofeldt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hofeldt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hofeldt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hofeldt. 40% of Hofeldt men worked as a Farmer. .

View Census Data for Hofeldt | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Painter
  • Clerk
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hofeldt family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 948 census records available for the last name Hofeldt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hofeldt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Hofeldt

Passenger Lists

There are 149 immigration records available for the last name Hofeldt. 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.

View all Hofeldt immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 398 military records available for the last name Hofeldt. For the veterans among your Hofeldt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hofeldt military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hofeldt family history

Discover More

What is the average Hofeldt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hofeldt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Hofeldt in 1962 was 85, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hofeldt

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hofeldt family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Hofeldt last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial