Houser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Houser family

The surname Houser was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Houser family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houser research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Houser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: House, Houssay, Housset, La Houssay, La Housset, La House, Du Houssay, Du Houssaye, Houssaye, de la Houssaye, Housset, Houssoye, Haussoye, Hausset, LaHauss and many more.

Early Notables of the Houser family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Houser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Houser migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Houser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Houser, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Niclaus Houser, aged 11, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]
  • Christian Houser, aged 50, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]
  • Felix Houser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Hans Jacob Houser, aged 20, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Houser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Houser, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Houser (post 1700) +

  • George M. Houser (1916-2015), American Methodist minister, civil rights activist
  • Ralph Houser (1914-2001), American officer in the United States Marine Corps awarded the Navy Cross for his actions against enemy Japanese forces in 1944
  • Bud Houser (1901-1994), American three-time Olympic gold medalist track and field athlete
  • Harold Houser (1897-1981), United States Navy Rear admiral, 35th Governor of American Samoa (1945-1947)
  • Shawn Randolph "Randy" Houser (b. 1975), American country music singer-songwriter
  • Vice Admiral William D. Houser (b. 1921), United States Navy officer and telecommunications executive
  • Michael Houser (1962-2002), American musician, founding member and lead guitarist of the band Widespread Panic
  • Kevin Houser (b. 1977), American NFL football long snapper who played from 2000 to 2010
  • John Wesley Houser Jr. (b. 1935), American NFL football offensive lineman who played from 1957 to 1963
  • John Sherrill Houser (b. 1935), American sculptor and painter; assistant sculptor to Gutzon Borglum in the carving of Mount Rushmore
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Houser +

  • 1525 "Descendants of John house, 1709-1763" by Elmer A. Houser, "The Houser Family: Directory Listing, Memorable Dates, and Genealogical Data: The Family of Charles Franklin Houser and Fannie Jane Murphey" by E.A. Houser Jr.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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