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Fouse Family History

Fouse Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Fousse, a southern variant of Fosse. Americanized spelling of German Pfaus, a variant of Pfautz, a nickname for a self-important person.

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

Similar surnames: Folse, Rouse, Couse, Forse, Gouse, Foose, Douse, Fouch, Poust, Rous

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Where is the Fouse family from?

You can see how Fouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fouse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Fouse families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fouse's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fouse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fouse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fouse. 29% of Fouse men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Fouse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fouse were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fouse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 399 immigration records available for the last name Fouse. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 968 military records available for the last name Fouse. For the veterans among your Fouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fouse lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Fouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Fouse in 1951 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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