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Houff Name Meaning

English: variant of Huff. Altered spelling of German Hauff.

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


Similar surnames: Hauff, Hoof, Huff, Houts, Wolff, Cluff, Haufe, Puff, Eoff, Huft

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Where is the Houff family from?

You can see how Houff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Houff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Houff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Houff's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Houff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Houff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Houff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Houff. 20% of Houff men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Houff women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Houff were Truck Driver and Reg Nurse.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Reg Nurse
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Houff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houff 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 151 immigration records available for the last name Houff. 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 441 military records available for the last name Houff. For the veterans among your Houff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Houff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Houff in 1944 was 26, and 80 in 2003.

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