Howdyshell Family History

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Howdyshell Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Haudenschild (see Hauschild).

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

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

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Howdyshell Family Origin

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Howdyshell Family Occupations

What did your Howdyshell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Howdyshell family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howdyshell. The most common Howdyshell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Howdyshell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Works On Farm


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Howdyshell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Howdyshell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howdyshell 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 21 immigration records available for the last name Howdyshell. 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 499 military records available for the last name Howdyshell. For the veterans among your Howdyshell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howdyshell Life Expectancy

What is the average Howdyshell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Howdyshell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Howdyshell in 1958 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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