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Hoop Surname Meaning

North German (Schleswig-Holstein): topographic name for someone who lived on a raised piece of land in a bog hop or a habitational name in Lower Saxony from a place called with this word. Americanized form of Dutch Hoep a habitational name from the hamlet Hoep in Schagen North Holland probably so named because of the hoop shape of its lot or watercourse. Dutch (mainly De Hoop): habitational name from any of several houses inns and mills named with the noun hoop mostly in the sense of ‘hope’ or hoop hoep ‘hoop’ perhaps as a reference to the production of hoops for barrels.

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


Similar surnames: Hook, Hood, Hopp, Hoos, Shoop, Coop, Hoog, Hoo, Hoch, Hoof

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Where is the Hoop family from?

You can see how Hoop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoop families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Hoop families living in Yorkshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hoop's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hoop families in 1891.
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What did your Hoop ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hoop. 50% of Hoop men worked as a Gardener and 100% of Hoop 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

  • Gardener
    50%
  • Constructional Worker
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoop. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hoop. For the veterans among your Hoop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoop lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Hoop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Hoop in 1961 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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