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Hoad Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a heath, from Middle English hoth ‘heath’, Old English hað, a byform of h?ð (see Heath). This form was restricted in the Middle Ages to southeastern England, and the surname is still largely confined to Kent and Sussex. In some cases it may be a habitational name from the village of Hoath in Kent, which is named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Hoar, Hood, Head, Hope, Coad, Hoo, Moad, Hand, Haar, Hoak

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Where is the Hoad family from?

You can see how Hoad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hoad families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 491 Hoad families living in Sussex. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hoad's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Hoad families in 1891.
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What did your Hoad ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hoad. 11% of Hoad men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Hoad women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoad were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Gardener
    8%
  • Cowman
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Hoad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoad 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 Hoad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Hoad. For the veterans among your Hoad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoad lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Hoad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Hoad in 1961 was 46, and 80 in 2003.

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