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Houser Surname Meaning

Americanized form of German Hauser or its Dutch equivalents Huijser Huiser and Huizer. English (Middlesex): perhaps an occupational name from Middle English housere ‘builder’ though no medieval bearers have been found and so in Britain the name may alternatively be exclusively of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) origin (see Hauser compare 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Housel, Howser, Heuser, Housen, House, Hauser, Huser, Housey, Mouser

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Where is the Houser family from?

You can see how Houser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Houser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 15 Houser families living in London. This was about 43% of all the recorded Houser's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Houser families in 1891.
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What did your Houser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Houser. 87% of Houser 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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Domestic Unpaid
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Houser. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Houser. For the veterans among your Houser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Houser lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Houser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Houser in 1940 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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