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Hoffner Surname Meaning

German (also Höffner): status name for a prosperous small farmer from an agent noun derivative of Middle Low German huove a measure of land. See also Huber compare Hoeffner and Hofner German (also Höffner): variant of Hofner Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hopfer .

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

Similar surnames: Hoeffner, Huffer, Offner, Hoefler, Horner, Hofer, Hoefer, Hoffer

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Where is the Hoffner family from?

You can see how Hoffner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoffner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoffner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 26 Hoffner families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Hoffner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hoffner families in 1911.
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What did your Hoffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hoffner. 100% of Hoffner men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hoffner women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Hoffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoffner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoffner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hoffner. For the veterans among your Hoffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoffner lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hoffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hoffner in 1946 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

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