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Housman Name Meaning

English: variant of Houseman . Americanized form of German Hausmann .

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

Similar surnames: Houseman, Horsman, Mossman, Bousman, Holdman, Holsman, Osman, Kosman

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Where is the Housman family from?

You can see how Housman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Housman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Housman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Housman families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Housman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Housman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Housman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Housman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Housman. 14% of Housman men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Housman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Housman were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Housman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Housman 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 Housman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Housman. For the veterans among your Housman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Housman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Housman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Housman in 1953 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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