House History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name House comes from one of the family having worked as a person employed "at the house"; in most cases, this was a religious house or convent. The surname House is derived from the Old English word hus, which means house. In some cases, the name House may be af form of the surname Howes.

Early Origins of the House family

The surname House was first found in Berkshire, where the family held a family seat from ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the House family

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House Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name House have been found, including: House, Howse, Howes, Hoose, Hows, Houser, Hooser and others.

Early Notables of the House family (pre 1700)

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House migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name House, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

House Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel House, who arrived in New England in 1633 [1]
  • John House, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1644 [1]
  • Edw House, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Jane House, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • William House, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
House Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James House, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]
  • Johannes House, who landed in New York in 1721 [1]
  • John Peter House, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
House Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius House, who arrived in New York in 1834 [1]
  • George House, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [1]
  • Robert House, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • W house, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]
  • Christian House, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [1]

House migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

House Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William House, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1706 [2]
  • Private. Daniel House U.E. who settled in Clinton Township [Lincoln], Home District, Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Butler's Rangers as a Drummer [3]
  • Mr. Frederick House U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]
  • Private. George House U.E. born in Canajoharie, Mohawk Valley, New York, USA who settled in Willoughby [Regional Municipality of Niagara], Home District, Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 in the Indian Department, Butler's Rangers under Walter Butler's Company [3]
  • Private. Harmanus House U.E., "Harmonus, Hermanius, Hermanus" born in Canajoharie, Mohawk Valley, New York, USA from Sasquehanna Valley, USA who settled in Niagara, Ontario c. 1784, then in Clinton Township, Beamsville 1786, "Cave Springs Farm." he served in Butler's Rangers he died in 1822 in Clinton Township, Lincoln County, Ontario, married to Maria Margretha Walrad they had 13 children [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
House Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Daniel House, who landed in Canada in 1831

House migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

House Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James C House, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850 [4]
  • William House, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851 [5]
  • George House, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" [6]
  • John House, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
  • Martha House, aged 16, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
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House migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

House Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Timothy House, aged 36, a farm labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874
  • Frank House, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Sarah House, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Maude House, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Caroline House, aged under 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name House (post 1700)

  • Jim House (1948-2018), American farmer and a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Arkansas
  • Major-General Edwin Jacob House (1895-1969), American Commanding General US Army Air Forces Tactical Center, Florida (1944-1945) [7]
  • Henry Franklin House (1930-2005), American Major League Baseball player
  • Howard Payne House (b. 1908), American Physician, ear surgeon, considered to be the father of modern otology
  • Edward Mandell House (1858-1938), American diplomat, a close advisor of President Wilson
  • John Ford House (1827-1904), American lawyer and politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee
  • Charles S. House, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Manchester, 1941; Superior Court Judge in Connecticut, 1964 [8]
  • Charles M. House, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1986, 1988 [8]
  • C. P. House, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1912 [8]
  • Arthur H. House, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 6th District, 1984; Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 8th District, 2008 [8]
  • ... (Another 51 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the House family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Charles V House, British Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [9]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. William House (d. 1912), aged 38, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [10]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Clem Raymond House, American Chief Water Tender Permanent from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [11]

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STRATHEDEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stratheden.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Edwin House. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/House/Edwin_Jacob/USA.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  10. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  11. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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