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The roots of the Nihous family lie in the German duchy of Westphalia. The surname Nihous is derived from two words, "nie," a Low German word meaning "new," and "haus," the standard German word for "house." Thus, the name may have been originally given to someone who owned his own house as opposed to being a tenant, or to someone who was connected with a new or important building in the settlement.

Nihous Early Origins



The surname Nihous was first found in the farmlands of Westphalia, where it is believed that the name first emerged. There are no reliable written records from this earliest period of the surname's history that show the original bearers, but it is likely that the name was first given to a prominent householder residing in this region.

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Nihous Spelling Variations


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Nihous Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Niehaus, Niehuus, Nihus, Neuhaus and others.

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Nihous Early History


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Nihous Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nihous research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1590, 1657, 1590, 1657, 1795 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Nihous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nihous Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nihous Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nihous Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Neuhaus, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1751; Anna Maria Niehaus, who came from Oldenburg to New York in 1840; Johann Niehaus, who emigrated from Westphalia to Pennsylvania in 1844 with his wife and their two children, Joh Gerh Niehaus and his wife Elis Melle, who came from Westphalia to Cincinnati in 1849 with their son, Ernst Niehaus, who was naturalized in Missouri in 1849.

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Nihous Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nihous 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 16 July 2013 at 15:06.

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