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Hou Family History

Hou Name Meaning

Chinese : from a Chinese word denoting a feudal rank, often translated into English as ‘marquis’. One known source of the surname is Marquis Hou Min of the state of Jin in the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc).

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

Similar surnames: You, Hu, Ou, Zhou, Lou, Mou, Ho, Kou, Hoo, Hoe

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Where is the Hou family from?

You can see how Hou families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hou family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hou families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Hou families living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hou's in the USA. California had the highest population of Hou families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hou surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hou ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Hou. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hou. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Hou. For the veterans among your Hou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hou lifespan?

Between 1979 and 2004, in the United States, Hou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hou in 1979 was 76, and 83 in 2004.

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