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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the House name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name House. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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House Family Origin

Where is the House family from?

House Family Occupations

What did your House ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your House ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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 Canada, 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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your House ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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