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Woodhouse Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places named Woodhouse; there are examples in Leicestershire, South and West Yorkshire, and Peebleshire, all named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + hus ‘house’.

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


Similar surnames: Morehouse, Woodhead, Newhouse, Woodford, Woodburn, Woodhull, Woodside

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Woodhouse Family Origin

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Woodhouse Family Occupations

What did your Woodhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Woodhouse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Woodhouse's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodhouse. A less common occupation for the Woodhouse family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

Woodhouse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Woodhouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodhouse 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Woodhouse. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Woodhouse. For the veterans among your Woodhouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodhouse Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodhouse lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Woodhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Woodhouse in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodhouse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodhouse 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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