Hounshell Family History

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Hounshell Name Meaning

English: variant of Hounsell. Americanized spelling of German Hauenschild, a variant of Hauschild.

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

Similar surnames: Munsell, Counsell, Houdeshell, Houdyshell, Housel, Stansell, Bonsell

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Hounshell Family Origin

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Hounshell Family Occupations

What did your Hounshell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hounshell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hounshell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hounshell family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hounshell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason


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

Hounshell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hounshell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hounshell 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 65 immigration records available for the last name Hounshell. 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 636 military records available for the last name Hounshell. For the veterans among your Hounshell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hounshell Life Expectancy

What is the average Hounshell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hounshell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Hounshell in 1962 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hounshell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hounshell 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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