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The name Houser is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person employed "at the house"; in most cases, this was a religious house or convent. The surname Houser is derived from the Old English word hus, which means house. In some cases, the name Houser may be af form of the surname Howes.

Houser Early Origins



The surname Houser 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.

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Houser Spelling Variations


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Houser Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Houser include House, Howse, Howes, Hoose, Hows, Houser, Hooser and others.

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Houser Early History


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Houser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houser research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1718 is included under the topic Early Houser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houser Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Houser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Houser, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Niclaus Houser, aged 11, landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Christian Houser, aged 50, landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Felix Houser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hans Jacob Houser, aged 20, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houser (post 1700)


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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.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Houser


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Suggested Readings for the name Houser



  • 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. 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.
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    The Houser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houser 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 September 2016 at 18:20.

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