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The roots of the Nihouse family lie in the German duchy of Westphalia. The surname Nihouse 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.

Nihouse Early Origins



The surname Nihouse 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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Nihouse Spelling Variations


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Nihouse Spelling Variations



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

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Nihouse Early History


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Nihouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nihouse 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 Nihouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nihouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nihouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nihouse 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



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Nihouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nihouse 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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