Show ContentsHousen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Housen emerged throughout the German territories, deriving from one of several places named Hausen.

Early Origins of the Housen family

The surname Housen was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Hausen became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Early History of the Housen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Housen research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1722, 1814, 1868, 1653, 1718, 1852 and 1869 are included under the topic Early Housen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Housen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hausen, Hauser, Hausendorf, Hausmann, Hausermann, Hausler, Hausener, Haussen, Haussenauer, Haus and many more.

Early Notables of the Housen family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Housen during this period were Caspar Herman Hausmann (1653-1718), Danish-Norwegian General, lumber merchant and squire, Commander-in-Chief Norwegian Army. Robert Hausmann was a distinguished violoncellist, was born Aug. 13, 1852, at Rottleberode in the Harz, and at the age of 8 went to school at Brunswick, where for some years he studied his instrument under Theodor Müller, the cellist of the well-known quartet of the brothers Müller. When the High School for music...
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United States Housen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Housen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Caper Holtz Housen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]


  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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