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Housel Family History

Housel Name Meaning

French (Lorraine): French spelling of German Häusel, a topographic name meaning ‘small house’, a diminutive of Haus. Americanized spelling of German Hausel, a variant of Hausch, from the Germanic personal name Husuald(us), composed of hus ‘house’ + walt ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Heusel, House, Houser, Hose, Hommel, Mousel, Couse, Hauser, Housen

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Where is the Housel family from?

You can see how Housel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Housel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Housel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Housel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Housel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Housel families in 1840.
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What did your Housel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Housel. 16% of Housel men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Housel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Housel were Miner and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Housel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Housel 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Housel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Housel. For the veterans among your Housel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Housel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Housel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Housel in 1955 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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