Van Houten Family History

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Van Houten Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name for someone from Houten in Utrecht province, named with hout ‘forest’. Compare Vandenhouten.

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

Similar surnames: Van Hout, Van Hoesen, Vandenhouten, Van Horn, Van Boven, Van Buren

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Van Houten Family Origin

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Van Houten Family Occupations

What did your Van Houten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Van Houten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Van Houten's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Van Houten. A less common occupation for the Van Houten family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Van Houten Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Van Houten ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Van Houten Life Expectancy

What is the average Van Houten lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, Van Houten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Van Houten in 1961 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Van Houten 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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