Houseknecht Family History

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Houseknecht Name Meaning

Partly Americanized form of German Hausknecht, a status name from Middle High German huskneht ‘steward of a house’.

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


Similar surnames: Hausknecht, Gutknecht, Holzknecht, Bauknecht, Hecht, Knecht

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Houseknecht Family Origin

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Houseknecht Family Occupations

What did your Houseknecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Houseknecht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Houseknecht's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Houseknecht family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Houseknecht.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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

Houseknecht Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Houseknecht Life Expectancy

What is the average Houseknecht lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Houseknecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Houseknecht in 1949 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Houseknecht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Houseknecht 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.

Famous Houseknecht Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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