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Hougham Family History

Hougham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hougham, Kent, probably so named from an unattested Old English personal name, Huhha, or possibly hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’) + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Hough, Houghton, Higham, Southam, Brougham, Dunham, Worsham, Gorham

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Where is the Hougham family from?

You can see how Hougham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hougham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hougham families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 111 Hougham families living in Kent. This was about 48% of all the recorded Hougham's in the UK. Kent had the highest population of Hougham families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hougham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hougham ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmworker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hougham. 85% of Hougham women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 1939

  • Farmworker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
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What Hougham family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hougham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hougham 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 312 immigration records available for the last name Hougham. 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 583 military records available for the last name Hougham. For the veterans among your Hougham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hougham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hougham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hougham in 1950 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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