Hovan Family History

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Hovan Name Meaning

Irish: unexplained. Americanized spelling of Czech and Slovak Chovan, a variant of Chovanec (see Hovanec).

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


Similar surnames: Homan, Chovan, Shovan, Covan, Lovan, Hora, Olan, Coan, Hyman, Kovar

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Hovan Family Origin

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Hovan Family Occupations

What did your Hovan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hovan. 42% of Hovan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Hovan women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hovan were Salesman and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    42%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%

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

Hovan Historical Records

What Hovan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hovan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hovan 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 845 immigration records available for the last name Hovan. 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 809 military records available for the last name Hovan. For the veterans among your Hovan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hovan Life Expectancy

What is the average Hovan lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Hovan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hovan in 1960 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hovan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hovan 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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