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Houze Family History

Houze Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hause. French (Houzé): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots and shoes or a nickname for someone noted for his footwear, from Old French ho(u)se, heuse ‘boot’, ‘shoe’.

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


Similar surnames: House, Howze, Hotte, Houle, Hone, Houde, Rouse, Fouse, Route, Bouie

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Where is the Houze family from?

You can see how Houze families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houze family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Houze families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Houze families living in Alabama. This was about 38% of all the recorded Houze's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Houze families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Houze surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Houze ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Houze. 25% of Houze men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Houze women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Houze were Gardener and General Office.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Manager
    6%
  • Gardener
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Laundress
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • General Office
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Houze. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houze 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 399 immigration records available for the last name Houze. 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 749 military records available for the last name Houze. For the veterans among your Houze ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houze lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Houze life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Houze in 1954 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

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