House Family History
House Name Meaning
English: topographic or occupational name for someone employed ‘at the house’ from Middle English hous(e) (Old English hūs) probably a religious house such as a convent. In the Middle Ages the majority of the population lived in cottages or huts rather than houses. English: variant of Howes . English: perhaps a topographic name from an unrecorded Middle English huse a southwest dialect form of Old English hyse ‘place overgrown with (water) plants’ a derivative of Old English hos ‘(water) plant’. In modern English the name might have been absorbed into Huss or Hose . Americanized form (translation into English) of German Haus .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022