Hoch Family History

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Hoch Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German hoch ‘high’; a habitational name from any of various places named Hoch, or a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of high land, or a descriptive nickname for a tall man, from the same word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a tall person, from German hoch ‘tall’, Yiddish hoykh. Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Hodislav, composed of the elements hodi- ‘to be fit or suited’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘splendor’.

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

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

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Hoch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hoch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hoch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Hoch Family Origin

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Hoch Family Occupations

What did your Hoch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cashier & Chief Clerk Copper Manufactry, Lithographic Printer and Practical Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoch. The most common Hoch occupation in the UK was Cashier & Chief Clerk Copper Manufactry. 20% of Hoch's were Cashier & Chief Clerk Copper Manufactrys. A less common occupation for the Hoch family was Watch Maker.

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  • Cashier & Chief Clerk Copper Manufactry

  • Lithographic Printer

  • Practical Boot Maker

  • Watch Maker


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

Hoch Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hoch Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoch 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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