Hoover Family History

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Hoover Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch huve, a measure of land area (compare German Huber) + -er, suffix of agent nouns; a status name for a landowner or a prosperous small farmer.

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


Similar surnames: Hoovler, Horner, Haver, Horter, Hooker, Boozer, Hoober, Coover

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Hoover Family Origin

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Hoover Family Occupations

What did your Hoover ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer (heavy Worker) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hoover. 25% of Hoover men worked as a Builders Labourer (heavy Worker) and 60% of Hoover women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoover were Post Office Telegraphist Sorting Clerk and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer (heavy Worker)
    25%
  • Director Stein Shiaring Cos Consul Engn On Stell Radling emponter Of Rolling
    25%
  • Dock Labourer Share
    25%
  • Post Office Telegraphist Sorting Clerk
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    60%
  • Domestic Servant
    20%
  • Private Means
    20%

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

Hoover Historical Records

What Hoover family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 244,000 census records available for the last name Hoover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoover 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoover. 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 55,000 military records available for the last name Hoover. For the veterans among your Hoover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hoover Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoover lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hoover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hoover in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoover

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoover 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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