Hofstra Family History

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Hofstra Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived by a garden or courtyard, or who worked at the main house on an estate, from an agent noun derived from Hof.

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

Similar surnames: Hornstra, Hamstra, Zylstra, Kamstra, Hofer, Hoekstra, Poelstra

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Hofstra Family Origin

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Hofstra Family Occupations

What did your Hofstra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hofstra. 7% of Hofstra men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Hofstra women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hofstra were Blacksmith and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Baker
  • Operator
  • Blacksmith

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hofstra Historical Records

What Hofstra family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hofstra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hofstra 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 495 immigration records available for the last name Hofstra. 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 296 military records available for the last name Hofstra. For the veterans among your Hofstra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hofstra Life Expectancy

What is the average Hofstra lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hofstra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hofstra in 1962 was 74, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hofstra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hofstra 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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