Houseman Family History

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Houseman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a servant who worked at a great house, or status name for a householder (see House). Americanized form of German Hausmann.

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

Similar surnames: Housman, Huseman, Roseman, Bousman, Horsman, Holsman, Hudman, Hausman

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Houseman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Houseman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Houseman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Houseman Family Origin

Where is the Houseman family from?

Houseman Family Occupations

What did your Houseman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Houseman family was Carpenter. The most common Houseman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Houseman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Houseman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Houseman Historical Records

What Houseman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Houseman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houseman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Houseman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Houseman. For the veterans among your Houseman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Houseman Life Expectancy

What is the average Houseman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Houseman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Houseman in 1940 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Houseman 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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