Howdeshell Family History

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Howdeshell Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Haudenschild (see Hauschild).

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

Similar surnames: Howdyshell, Houdeshell, Houdyshell, Hounshell, Goodsell, Hoenshell

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Howdeshell Family Origin

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Howdeshell Family Occupations

What did your Howdeshell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Howdeshell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Howdeshell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howdeshell. A less common occupation for the Howdeshell family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Howdeshell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Howdeshell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howdeshell 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 68 immigration records available for the last name Howdeshell. 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 254 military records available for the last name Howdeshell. For the veterans among your Howdeshell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howdeshell Life Expectancy

What is the average Howdeshell lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Howdeshell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Howdeshell in 1956 was 56, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howdeshell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howdeshell 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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