Outhouse Family History
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Outhouse Name Meaning
Americanized form of Norwegian Uthus, a habitational name from various farmsteads so named, from Old Norse Uthúsar, a compound of ut ‘out(lying)’ + hús ‘farmstead’. Probably an Americanized form of North German Uthoff, a topographic or habitational name for someone living or working at an outlying farm, from Middle Low German ut ‘out’, ‘away’ + hove ‘farmstead’. Americanized form of Dutch Outhof, a topographic or habitational name, from oude hove ‘old farm’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press