Houdeshell Family History

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Houdeshell Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Haudenschild (see Hauschild).

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

Similar surnames: Howdeshell, Houdyshell, Howdyshell, Hounshell, Goodsell, Rudesill

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Houdeshell Family Origin

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Houdeshell Family Occupations

What did your Houdeshell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Houdeshell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 92% of Houdeshell's were Farmers. Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Houdeshell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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Houdeshell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Houdeshell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houdeshell 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 12 immigration records available for the last name Houdeshell. 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 Card

There are 340 military records available for the last name Houdeshell. For the veterans among your Houdeshell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Houdeshell Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Houdeshell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Houdeshell in 1960 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

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