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Houseman Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English hous ‘house’ + man ‘man’ denoting someone employed at ‘the house’ probably a religious house or convent. Compare House . English: altered form of Oulsnam (itself a variant of Wolstenholme ) with metathesis of final -nam to -man and development of inorganic initial H-. Americanized form of German Hausmann or Dutch Huisman .

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

Similar surnames: Housman, Huseman, Roseman, Bousman, Horsman, Holsman, Hudman, Hausman

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Where is the Houseman family from?

You can see how Houseman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houseman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Houseman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Houseman families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Houseman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Houseman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Houseman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Houseman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Houseman. 50% of Houseman men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Machinist
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Houseman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houseman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Houseman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Houseman. For the veterans among your Houseman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houseman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Houseman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Houseman in 1940 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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