Hoelscher Family History

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Hoelscher Name Meaning

North German (Hölscher): occupational name for a maker of clogs (wooden shoes), Middle Low German holsche (from Middle Low German holt ‘wood’ + scho ‘shoe’), with the agent noun suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Hoeschen, Hoelzer, Holschuh, Holscher, Loescher, Hulcher, Kreischer

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Hoelscher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hoelscher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hoelscher. 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


  • Norway


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Hoelscher Family Origin

Where is the Hoelscher family from?

Hoelscher Family Occupations

What did your Hoelscher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoelscher. The most common Hoelscher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Hoelscher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hoelscher family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Grocer


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

Hoelscher Historical Records

What Hoelscher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hoelscher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoelscher 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 575 immigration records available for the last name Hoelscher. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hoelscher. For the veterans among your Hoelscher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoelscher Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoelscher lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hoelscher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hoelscher in 1953 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoelscher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoelscher 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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