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Houts Name Meaning

Dutch (van Houts): variant of Hout. Possibly also an altered spelling of German Hautz (see Houtz).

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


Similar surnames: Hoots, Couts, Houtz, Hout, Honts, Lotts, Hoefs, Harts, Holts, Ports

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Where is the Houts family from?

You can see how Houts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Houts families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Houts families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Houts's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Houts families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Houts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Houts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Houts. 27% of Houts men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Houts women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Houts were Manager 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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Houts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houts 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 303 immigration records available for the last name Houts. 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 Houts. For the veterans among your Houts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houts lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Houts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Houts in 1952 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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