House Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Huse, Hose, Housel, Halse, Hulse, Houze, Rouse, Hase, Fosse, Hope

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House Family Origin

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House Family Occupations

What did your House ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named House. 9% of House men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of House women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named House were Dairy Farmer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

House Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 319,000 census records available for the last name House. Like a window into their day-to-day life, House census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name House. 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 Card

There are 95,000 military records available for the last name House. For the veterans among your House ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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House Life Expectancy

What is the average House lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, House life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for House in 1940 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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