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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

Similar surnames: Newhouse, Whitehouse, Stone, Barnhouse, Outhouse, Brookhouse

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Where is the Stonehouse family from?

You can see how Stonehouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stonehouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stonehouse families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 272 Stonehouse families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Stonehouse's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stonehouse families in 1911.
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What did your Stonehouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Stonehouse. 42% of Stonehouse men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Stonehouse women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stonehouse were Laborer and School Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • School Teacher
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There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Stonehouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stonehouse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Stonehouse. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Stonehouse. For the veterans among your Stonehouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stonehouse lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Stonehouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Stonehouse in 1949 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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