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Housden Family History

Housden Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Ousden (Suffolk) with prosthetic initial H-. The placename derives from Old English ūf ‘owl’ (genitive ūfes) + denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Howden, Holden, Ramsden, Munden, Houston, Hodsdon, House, Housley

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Where is the Housden family from?

You can see how Housden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Housden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Housden families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 152 Housden families living in Essex. This was about 20% of all the recorded Housden's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Housden families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Housden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Housden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Housden. 24% of Housden men worked as a Farmer and 78% of Housden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Housden were Agricultural Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Farm Labourer
    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Housden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Housden 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Housden. 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 863 military records available for the last name Housden. For the veterans among your Housden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Housden lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Housden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Housden in 1962 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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