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Outhouse Family History

Outhouse Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Uthus, a habitational name from various farmsteads so named, from Old Norse Uthúsar, a compound of ut ‘out(lying)’ + hús ‘farmstead’. Probably an Americanized form of North German Uthoff, a topographic or habitational name for someone living or working at an outlying farm, from Middle Low German ut ‘out’, ‘away’ + hove ‘farmstead’. Americanized form of Dutch Outhof, a topographic or habitational name, from oude hove ‘old farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Newhouse, House, Lofthouse, Holthaus, Bolthouse, Hillhouse, Guthrie

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Where is the Outhouse family from?

You can see how Outhouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Outhouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Outhouse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 192 Outhouse families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 94% of all the recorded Outhouse's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Outhouse families in 1911.
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What did your Outhouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Outhouse. 35% of Outhouse men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Outhouse women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Outhouse were Laborer and Cashier.

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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
    35%
  • Fisherman
    35%
  • Labourer
    27%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Packer
    60%
  • Cashier
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 696 immigration records available for the last name Outhouse. 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 471 military records available for the last name Outhouse. For the veterans among your Outhouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Outhouse lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Outhouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Outhouse in 1945 was 32, and 78 in 2003.

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