Hoff Family History

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Hoff Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: topographic name or status name for the owner of a farm, or occupational name for someone who worked on the main farm in a community, from Middle High and Low German hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’, or habitational name from any of the many places named with this word. Compare Hofer. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hov, from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’.

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

Similar surnames: Koff, Eoff, Hole, Hope, Hopf, Hoof, Huff, Boff, Haff, Off

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Hoff Family Origin

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Hoff Family Occupations

What did your Hoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hoff occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Hoff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hoff family was Painter. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoff.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Joiner

  • Painter


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

Hoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Hoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoff 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoff. 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 Hoff. For the veterans among your Hoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hoff in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoff 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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