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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.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our House research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1718 is included under the topic Early House History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early House Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- John House, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1644
- Edw House, who landed in Virginia in 1650
- Jane House, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
- Wm House, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
House Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James House, who landed in Virginia in 1704
- Johannes House, who landed in New York in 1721
- John Peter House, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772
House Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Cornelius House, who arrived in New York in 1834
- George House, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
- Robert House, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
- W house, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
- Christian House, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
House Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- William House, who came to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1706
- 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
- Mr. Frederick House U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784
- 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
- 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
House Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Daniel House, who landed in Canada in 1831
House Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James C House arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stratheden" in 1850
- William House arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851
- George House, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
- John House, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
- Martha House, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
House Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Timothy House, aged 36, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874
- Frank House, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
- Sarah House, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
- Maude House, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
- Caroline House, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
- Major-General Edwin Jacob House (1895-1969), American Commanding General US Army Air Forces Tactical Center, Florida (1944-1945)
- Charles W. House, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900
- Chuck House, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1986
- Cora House (b. 1952), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2004
- D. T. House Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956
- Debbie Ann House (b. 1952), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004, 2008 (alternate)
- Earl House, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1928
- Elber Benjamin House (b. 1865), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Berlin, 1910
- Ernest J. House, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956
- Eugene W. House (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Glastonbury, 1921-22; Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1927, 1940
- House-Brown and Related Families: The Lineages of Charles Staver House (1908- ) and Virginia Brown (1911- ) Who Were Married August 5, 1938 by Charles Staver House.
- The House Family Tree and Some of It's [sic] Branches by Ardis Phillips Rasperger.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
- Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
- Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
The House Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The House Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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