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Hounsell Family History

Hounsell Name Meaning

English (Dorset): habitational name from a lost or as yet unidentified place.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hounshell, Counsell, Hensell, Townsell, Horrell, Trunnell, Boutwell

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Where is the Hounsell family from?

You can see how Hounsell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hounsell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Hounsell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 206 Hounsell families living in Dorset. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hounsell's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Hounsell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hounsell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hounsell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hounsell. 12% of Hounsell men worked as a Carpenter and 71% of Hounsell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hounsell were Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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

  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    12%
  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Dairy Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Dressmaker
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    3%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Hounsell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hounsell 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 Hounsell. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hounsell. For the veterans among your Hounsell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hounsell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hounsell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hounsell in 1950 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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