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Houle Name Meaning

French: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Hildo (see Hildebrand, Houde). French: habitational name from any of several places in Normandy called La Houle or Les Houles, named in Old French with the singular or plural of houle ‘cave’. English: variant of Hole.

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


Similar surnames: Houde, Hole, Hoyle, Holle, Hille, Howle, Sole, Holm, Halle, House

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Where is the Houle family from?

You can see how Houle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Houle families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 2,255 Houle families living in Quebec. This was about 88% of all the recorded Houle's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Houle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Houle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Houle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Houle. 28% of Houle men worked as a Cultivateur and 17% of Houle women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Houle were Fils Cultivateur and Housekeeper.

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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 1921

  • Cultivateur
    28%
  • Journalier
    13%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    17%
  • Servante
    9%
  • Cultivateur
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Houle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houle 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Houle. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Houle. For the veterans among your Houle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houle lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Houle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Houle in 1950 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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