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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Servant

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by House. The most common House occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of House's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the House family was Servant.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for House

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