Hou Name Meaning

Chinese : from a Chinese word denoting a feudal rank, often translated into English as ‘marquis’. One known source of the surname is Marquis Hou Min of the state of Jin in the Spring and Autumn period (722–481 bc).

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


Similar surnames: You, Hu, Ou, Zhou, Lou, Mou, Ho, Kou, Hoo, Hoe

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Hou Family Origin

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Hou Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Miner

    25%
  • Keeps Boarders

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Hou occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Hou's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hou. A less common occupation for the Hou family was Keeps Boarders.

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Hou Life Expectancy

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Between 1979 and 2004, Hou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hou in 1979 was 76, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hou

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