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Hougham Family History

Hougham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hougham, Kent, probably so named from an unattested Old English personal name, Huhha, or possibly hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’) + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Hough, Houghton, Higham, Southam, Brougham, Dunham, Worsham, Gorham

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Where is the Hougham family from?

You can see how Hougham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hougham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hougham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Hougham families living in Illinois. This was about 63% of all the recorded Hougham's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hougham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hougham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hougham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hougham. 31% of Hougham men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Hougham women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hougham were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hougham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hougham 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 312 immigration records available for the last name Hougham. 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 583 military records available for the last name Hougham. For the veterans among your Hougham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hougham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hougham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hougham in 1950 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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