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Greathouse Family History

Greathouse Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: Americanized form of Grothaus, habitational name from any of various farms so called, literally ‘big house’, in particular one in Westphalia. IGI. UK 0.

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

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41,298 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,659 Military Records
329 Immigration Records
20,132 Census and Voter Lists
177,702 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Greathouse Families

  • Number of Greathouse families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Greathouse families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Greathouse last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Greathouse Family Origin

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Greathouse Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Greathouse

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Greathouse Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Greathouse census records

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Greathouse Civil War Service Records

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