Hough Family History

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Hough Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire. Irish (County Limerick): variant of Haugh 1.

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

Similar surnames: Haugh, Hugh, Hougham, Bough, Lough, Tough, Hodge, Houge, Pough

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Hough Family Origin

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Hough Family Occupations

What did your Hough ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hough. 11% of Hough men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Hough women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hough were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hough Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 179,000 census records available for the last name Hough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hough census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Hough. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Hough. For the veterans among your Hough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hough Life Expectancy

What is the average Hough lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hough in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hough

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hough ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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