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Houy Name Meaning

French: habitational name from any of various places so named in Nord, or from Huy in the Belgian province of Liège.

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

Similar surnames: Houx, Goy, Hoy, Hoey, Soucy, Hoar, Hope, Hoo, Noury, Hobby

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Where is the Houy family from?

You can see how Houy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Houy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Houy family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Houy's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Houy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Houy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Houy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Houy. 24% of Houy men worked as a Truck Driver.

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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

  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Steel Worker
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Houy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houy 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Houy. 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 354 military records available for the last name Houy. For the veterans among your Houy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houy lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Houy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Houy in 1965 was 60, and 79 in 2003.

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