Hornstra Family History

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Hornstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived by a horn-shaped field, a horn-shaped spur of a hill, or a tongue of land in a bend of a river, from an agent noun derived from Middle Low German horn ‘horn’.

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

Similar surnames: Hamstra, Hofstra, Horner, Poelstra, Kerkstra, Boonstra, Terpstra

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Hornstra Family Origin

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Hornstra Family Occupations

What did your Hornstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hornstra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Hornstra's were Farmers. Farmer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hornstra.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hornstra ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hornstra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hornstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hornstra 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 284 immigration records available for the last name Hornstra. 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 90 military records available for the last name Hornstra. For the veterans among your Hornstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hornstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Hornstra lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hornstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hornstra in 1948 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hornstra 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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