Stonehouse Family History
Stonehouse Name Meaning
English: from Middle English ston stan ‘stone’ (Old English stān) + hous(e) ‘house’ (Old English hūs). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or by a stone house (something of a rarity in the Middle Ages) or habitational from a place so named such as Stonehouse (Devon Gloucestershire Northumberland). The principal source of the surname is perhaps Stonehouse Cote in Bilsdale (North Yorkshire). Compare Stenhouse . Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Steinhaus ‘stone house’ a topographic name for someone who lived in or by such a house.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022