Houck Family History

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Houck Name Meaning

nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. variant of Hoek.

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


Similar surnames: Hock, Hoeck, Houk, Haack, Hoock, Holck, Louck, Rock, Fluck, Shuck

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Houck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Houck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Houck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Norway

    3%

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Houck Family Origin

Where is the Houck family from?

Houck Family Occupations

What did your Houck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Houck occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Houck's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Houck family was Scholar. Farmer, Blacksmith and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Houck.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Blacksmith

    16%
  • Labourer

    11%
  • Scholar

    11%

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

Houck Historical Records

What Houck family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Houck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houck 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Houck. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Houck. For the veterans among your Houck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Houck Life Expectancy

What is the average Houck lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Houck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Houck in 1946 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Houck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Houck 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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