Housman Family History

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Housman 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: Houseman, Horsman, Mossman, Bousman, Holdman, Holsman, Osman, Kosman

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Housman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Housman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Housman. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Housman Family Origin

Where is the Housman family from?

Housman Family Occupations

What did your Housman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Housman family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Housman. The most common Housman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Housman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Housman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Housman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Housman 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 Housman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Housman. For the veterans among your Housman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Housman Life Expectancy

What is the average Housman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Housman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Housman in 1953 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Housman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Housman 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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