Houdyshell Family History

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Houdyshell Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Haudenschild (see hauschild).

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

Similar surnames: Howdyshell, Houdeshell, Howdeshell, Hounshell, Goodsell, Hoenshell

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Houdyshell Family Origin

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Houdyshell Family Occupations

What did your Houdyshell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Houdyshell occupation in the USA was Engineer. 25% of Houdyshell's were Engineers. A less common occupation for the Houdyshell family was Laborer. Engineer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Houdyshell.

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  • Engineer

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Houdyshell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Houdyshell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Houdyshell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houdyshell 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 immigration records available for the last name Houdyshell. 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 249 military records available for the last name Houdyshell. For the veterans among your Houdyshell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Houdyshell Life Expectancy

What is the average Houdyshell lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Houdyshell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Houdyshell in 1964 was 69, and 89 in 2004.

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