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Houlihan Family History

Houlihan Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUallacháin ‘descendant of Uallachán’ a personal name from a diminutive of úallach ‘proud arrogant’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Counihan, Relihan, Hallahan, Hallinan, Halligan, Holian, Whelihan

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Where is the Houlihan family from?

You can see how Houlihan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houlihan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Houlihan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 50 Houlihan families living in Ontario. This was about 89% of all the recorded Houlihan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Houlihan families in 1911.
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What did your Houlihan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Houlihan. 79% of Houlihan men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Houlihan women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Houlihan were Laborer 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Income
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Houlihan. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Houlihan. For the veterans among your Houlihan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houlihan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Houlihan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Houlihan in 1947 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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