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Howser Family History

Howser Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Hauser.

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


Similar surnames: Hower, Houser, Bowser, Rowser, Gower, Housel, Howze, Clowser, Pooser

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Where is the Howser family from?

You can see how Howser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Howser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Howser families living in Ohio. This was about 20% of all the recorded Howser's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Howser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Howser. 28% of Howser men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Howser women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howser were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Howser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howser 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 432 immigration records available for the last name Howser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Howser. For the veterans among your Howser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howser lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Howser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Howser in 1949 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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