Houle Family History

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Houle Name Meaning

French: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Hildo (see Hildebrand, Houde). French: habitational name from any of several places in Normandy called La Houle or Les Houles, named in Old French with the singular or plural of houle ‘cave’. English: variant of Hole.

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

Similar surnames: Houde, Hole, Hoyle, Holle, Hille, Howle, Sole, Holm, Halle, House

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Houle Family Origin

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Houle Family Occupations

What did your Houle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Goldsmith And Jeweller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Houle. A less common occupation for the Houle family was Jeweller. The most common Houle occupation in the UK was Farmer. 45% of Houle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Goldsmith And Jeweller

  • Jeweller


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

Houle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Houle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Houle 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Houle. 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 Houle. For the veterans among your Houle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Houle Life Expectancy

What is the average Houle lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Houle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Houle in 1950 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Houle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Houle 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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