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House Family History

House Name Meaning
English (southwestern): from Middle English hous ‘house’ (Old English hus). In the Middle Ages the majority of the population lived in cottages or huts rather than houses, and in most cases this name probably indicates someone who had some connection with the largest and most important building in a settlement, either a religious house or simply the local manor house. In some cases it may be a status name for a householder, someone who owned his own dwelling as opposed to being a tenant, but more often it is an occupational name for a servant who worked in such a house, in particular a steward who managed one.English: respelling of Howes.Translation of German Haus.

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

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Name Distribution of House Families

  • Number of House families
     267 - 531
     90 - 266
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of House families
     264 - 526
     89 - 263
     1 - 88
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of House families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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House Family Origin

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House Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for House

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House Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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