Westphalia. The surname Nihus 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.
Early Origins of the Nihus family
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.
Early History of the Nihus family
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Nihus Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Niehaus, Niehuus, Nihus, Neuhaus and others.
Early Notables of the Nihus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nihus family to the New World and Oceana
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Nihus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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