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Hoch Surname Meaning

German: from Middle High German hōch ‘high’; a habitational name from any of various places called Hoch or a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of high land or a descriptive nickname for a tall man from a different sense of the same word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person from German hoch ‘tall’ Yiddish hoykh. Czech: from a pet form of the Old Czech personal name Hodislav (see Hosek ).

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

Similar surnames: Horch, Hock, Hach, Koch, Hosch, Hoh, Roch, Loch, Zoch, Rock

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Where is the Hoch family from?

You can see how Hoch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Hoch families living in Lancashire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Hoch's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hoch families in 1891.
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What did your Hoch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commercial Artist (designs) (refugee Seeking Work) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hoch. 100% of Hoch men worked as a Commercial Artist (designs) (refugee Seeking Work) and 67% of Hoch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Commercial Artist (designs) (refugee Seeking Work)

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Hoch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoch 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoch. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Hoch. For the veterans among your Hoch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoch lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hoch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hoch in 1945 was 63, and 81 in 2004.

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