Hoffman Family History

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Hoffman Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hoffmann ‘steward’. Dutch: occupational name for a farm laborer or a gardener, someone who worked at the hof, the manor farm.

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


Similar surnames: Hoffmann, Roffman, Hofman, Koffman, Hopman, Holzman, Goffman, Hofmann

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Hoffman Family Origin

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Hoffman Family Occupations

What did your Hoffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hoffman. 33% of Hoffman men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hoffman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoffman were Carpenter and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Operator
    6%

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

Hoffman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 674,000 census records available for the last name Hoffman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoffman 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 79,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoffman. 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 145,000 military records available for the last name Hoffman. For the veterans among your Hoffman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoffman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoffman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hoffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hoffman in 1940 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoffman 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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