Houlihan Family History

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Houlihan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUallacháin ‘descendant of Uallachán’, a personal name from a diminutive of úallach ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’.

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


Similar surnames: Counihan, Relihan, Hallahan, Hallinan, Halligan, Holian, Whelihan

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Houlihan Family Origin

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Houlihan Family Occupations

What did your Houlihan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Houlihan family was Grocer. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Houlihan. The most common Houlihan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Houlihan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Grocer

    3%

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

Houlihan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Houlihan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houlihan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Houlihan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Houlihan. For the veterans among your Houlihan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Houlihan Life Expectancy

What is the average Houlihan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Houlihan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Houlihan in 1947 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Houlihan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Houlihan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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