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Hoff Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: topographic name or status name for the owner of a farm, or occupational name for someone who worked on the main farm in a community, from Middle High and Low German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word. Compare Hofer. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hov, from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’.

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


Similar surnames: Koff, Eoff, Hole, Hope, Hopf, Hoof, Huff, Boff, Haff, Off

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Where is the Hoff family from?

You can see how Hoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 54 Hoff families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hoff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hoff families in 1911.
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What did your Hoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Hoff. 73% of Hoff men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    73%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Income
    4%
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Census Records

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Hoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoff. 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 Cards

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Hoff. For the veterans among your Hoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hoff in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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