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Hogg Surname Meaning

English (northern England and Scotland): nickname for a swineherd or shepherd from Middle English hog(ge) (Old English hogg) denoting either a pig especially a castrated one or a young sheep before its first shearing (the latter sense is most likely in northern England). German (Högg): topographic name a variant of Heck 1 found chiefly in Bavaria.

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

Similar surnames: Fogg, Hegg, Hagg, Tong, Hong, Hoog, Hoad, Hogge, Hoy, Hope

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Where is the Hogg family from?

You can see how Hogg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hogg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hogg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 613 Hogg families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Hogg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hogg families in 1911.
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What did your Hogg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hogg. 39% of Hogg men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Hogg women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hogg were Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 222,000 census records available for the last name Hogg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hogg 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Hogg. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Hogg. For the veterans among your Hogg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hogg lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hogg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hogg in 1941 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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