Hovda Family History

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Hovda Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, so named from the dative singular of Old Norse hófði ‘rounded peak’, from hofuð ‘head’.

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

Similar surnames: Hove, Howd, Hover, Hoad, Gosda, Cova, Roda, Hebda, Goda, Bova

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Hovda Family Origin

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Hovda Family Occupations

What did your Hovda ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hovda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 83% of Hovda's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hovda.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Hovda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hovda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hovda 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 256 immigration records available for the last name Hovda. 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 217 military records available for the last name Hovda. For the veterans among your Hovda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hovda Life Expectancy

What is the average Hovda lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hovda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Hovda in 1963 was 68, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hovda

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hovda 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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