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Houle Surname Meaning

Altered form of French Houde . French: habitational name from any of several places in Normandy called La Houle named in Old French with houle ‘hole hollow’. English (Devon): variant of Hole .

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

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

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Where is the Houle family from?

You can see how Houle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Houle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Houle families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 23 Houle families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Houle's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Houle families in 1891.
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What did your Houle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Houle. 82% of Houle 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
  • Unpaid House Duties
  • Retired Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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