Houk Family History

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Houk Name Meaning

Dutch (de Houk): variant of Houck 1, with the definite article, de.

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

Similar surnames: Houck, Hoek, Hock, Houg, Houp, Henk, Louk, Hoak, Hout, Hauk

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Houk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Houk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Houk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Houk Family Origin

Where is the Houk family from?

Houk Family Occupations

What did your Houk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Houk occupation in the UK was Farmer. 100% of Houk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Houk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Houk Historical Records

What Houk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Houk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houk 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 928 immigration records available for the last name Houk. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Houk. For the veterans among your Houk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Houk Life Expectancy

What is the average Houk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Houk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Houk in 1943 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Houk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Houk 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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