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Hausa Family History

Hausa Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Haus, Husa, Hauss, Hause, Hata, Hua, Halse, Basa, House, Hase

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Where is the Hausa family from?

You can see how Hausa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hausa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hausa families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 5 Hausa families living in Indiana. This was about 56% of all the recorded Hausa's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Hausa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hausa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hausa ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hausa ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

What Hausa family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 144 census records available for the last name Hausa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hausa 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 85 immigration records available for the last name Hausa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 61 military records available for the last name Hausa. For the veterans among your Hausa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hausa lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Hausa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hausa in 1971 was 72, and 79 in 2004.

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