Hoover is a surname: Hoover is a variant spelling of the German Huber, a status name for a landowner or a prosperous small farmer.

Hoover may refer to:



  • Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States
  • Bob Hoover, legendary airshow and test pilot, author
  • Brad Hoover, American football fullback
  • Dave Hoover, American comic book artist and animator
  • Dave Hoover, American football coach
  • Dick Hoover (1925-1981), American Major League Baseball player
  • Dick Hoover (1929-2009), American professional bowler
  • Erna Schneider Hoover, inventor of the computerized telephone switching system
  • Herbert Hoover, Jr., the son of President of Herbert Hoover; a successful engineer and businessman
  • J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972), longest-reigning head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (48 years)
  • John Howard Hoover, U.S. Navy Admiral who served in World War II.
  • Larry Hoover, leader of the Gangster Disciples street gang
  • Lou Henry Hoover, wife of President Herbert Hoover
  • M. Herbert Hoover, American politician (who is not related to the 31st President of the United States)
  • Margaret Hoover, conservative feminist political commentator
  • Paul Hoover (b. 1946), American poet
  • Paul Hoover (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Stevin Hoover, former Boston-based investment manager
  • Willis Hoover, country and western performer active in the 1960s and 1970s


Fictional characters

  • Robert Hoover, fictional character from the movie Animal House
  • Elizabeth Hoover (Miss Hoover), fictional school teacher from the US TV series The Simpsons



  • Hoover Air League, aircraft business
  • The Hoover Company, vacuum cleaner manufacturer and floor care company
  • Hoover's, Inc., a business information company based in Austin TX, now owned by Dun & Bradstreet
  • Hoover Institution, a public-policy think tank at Stanford University founded by the 31st President of the United States



  • A genericised trademark for any vacuum cleaner
  • Hoover (seal), a harbor seal that learned to imitate basic human speech
  • Hoover index, Edgar Malone Hoover's inequality measure

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  • Hoover — bezeichnet: eine Stadt im US Bundesstaat Alabama, Hoover (Alabama) ein ehemaliges Unternehmen für Reinigungsgeräte, siehe Hoover (Unternehmen) Hoover ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Douglas Hoover (* 1972), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • HOOVER (H. C.) — HOOVER HERBERT CLARK (1874 1964) Après des études à Stanford (Calif.), Herbert C. Hoover devient ingénieur des mines et travaille dans l’ouest des États Unis, puis en Australie, en Asie, en Europe, en Amérique du Sud. Il est en Chine lorsque… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hoover — puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Personas 1.1 Autores de nombres científicos 2 Localidades 3 Otros …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hoover —   [ huːvə],    1) Herbert Clark, 31. Präsident der USA (1929 33), * West Branch (Iowa) 10. 8. 1874, ✝ New York 20. 10. 1964; ursprünglich Bergbauingenieur; nach Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs 1915 19 Vorsitzender des Hilfswerks für Belgien, 1917… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hoover — Hoover, Herbert Clark * * * (as used in expressions) Hoover, comisión Hoover, Herbert (Clark) Hoover, J(ohn) Edgar Hoover, represa …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • hoover up — ˌhoover ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hoover up he/she/it hoovers up present participle hoovering up past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hoover — Hoover, AL U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 62742 Housing Units (2000): 27150 Land area (2000): 43.134570 sq. miles (111.718018 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.513158 sq. miles (1.329073 sq. km) Total area (2000): 43.647728 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hoover, AL — U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 62742 Housing Units (2000): 27150 Land area (2000): 43.134570 sq. miles (111.718018 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.513158 sq. miles (1.329073 sq. km) Total area (2000): 43.647728 sq. miles (113.047091 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hoover — Brit. ► NOUN trademark ▪ a vacuum cleaner. ► VERB (hoover) ▪ clean with a vacuum cleaner. ORIGIN named after the American industrialist William H. Hoover (1849 1942) …   English terms dictionary

  • Hoover — n. [a trademark.] a kind of vacuum cleaner. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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