Last name: House

Recorded as House, Howse, Hoose, Housaman, and Houseman (English and Scottish) and as Housse, Dehouse, Houssier, Houssay, Housseman, Houzelle, Housiaux, and Houssiaux, this unusual and interesting name is residential or perhaps occupational. It described a person who was employed at, or who had some connection with, the largest and most important building in the settlement, or who lived by such a place. This may have been the great house of a nobleman or the landowner, or a religious house, a monastery or convent. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and only later became hereditary when a son followed a father into the same occupation. In some cases the name may have referred to a "householder", someone who owned his own dwelling as opposed to being a tenant. In the Middle Ages most of the population lived in huts or cottages rather than houses. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th century word "hus", meaning house. Early examples of recordings include John Houseman of Colchester in Essex in the year 1365, whilst later recordings include the marriage of Amie House and Phillip Foster on November 19th 1594, at St. Benet Fink, in the city of London, and in France where for various reasons most recordings are much later, that of Yvonne Houssay at Phelan le Grand, Ille-et-Villaine, on March 1st 1667, and that of Jean Francois Housiaux, at Brognon, in the Ardenne, on August 31st 1797, at the begining of the Napoleonic Wars. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Simon Hus. This was dated 1226, in the Eynsham Cartualry of Oxfordshire, during the reign of King Henry 111rd, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Warren House

Born in Missouri raised in Mississippi family from those 2 and Detroit area most of the family is from Heidelberg MS

House as well

My mother's father surname is house and from Tyler, Texas. He doesn't have much family at all he says, but it would be great if I can trace some living relative somewhere or go back to his roots. Really appreciated if someone knew any Houses in Tyler, Texas and how I could possibly trace the House name? Thank you, God bless.


My last name is House. Once tracing my history, it came from Howse, Haus and prior to that it was Von Hausen and Von Hoym (brothers split names because hated each other in 1100 AD). My origin is from Saxony, Germany. They migrated to NY and KY.

Travis House
From Fresno, Ca but our family is supposedly from Arkansas.

Yvonne House Alford
I am trying to learn about my heritage and where we originated from.. This is all new to me. I am kin to Carl Jackson House he was my grandfather...

Yvonne House
I do know my grandfather Carl Jackson House lived Southeast Texas..
Reklaw Texas to be exact..

Eric K. House
By the way just for the current generation.
Ed has two sons named Rodger and Lael.
I have two sons named Richard and Gary.

Eric K. House
Many people by the last name of House live in the "Upstate N.Y. area".
My Father was Edward House he was a carpenter.
His fathers name is David House.
I grew up in Fulton N.Y. and brother Ed lived in a small country town called Palermo N.Y..
Hope this helps someone!
Hey wait just one minute here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Should we not have at least ONE Doctor House up here??????? lol

Mark House

I grew up in Western N.Y but a lot of my family resides across the border in Ontario, Canada. Father is Jeff House, Grandfather was Roscal House.

Stefan House

I grew up in Cato, NY and my father was Dr. House. His name was Hugh. He had two brothers, Keith and Richard (Max) and his father's name was Byron I currently live in Boston MA and have a summer home in Fair Haven NY.

Cody House
House and i live in mountain view arkansas

Shari House
What a lot of 'House's'!! My Grandfather, 'House', lived in Saskatchewan. My understanding is that the family moved from Ontario, 1800's. Apparently, an ancestor moved to Ont. from New York State during the Loyalist movement. Where they arrived from before that, I have no idea. I do know that it was only 1 son of a larger family that moved West. According to the below comments, familes stayed in the U.S. during/after the Revolution. Up until about the 1980's, Western ph.directories did not hold many surnames of the House name; now.... from Sask.,Alberta,into B.C., there are many by the last name 'House' (eg. In 1993, there were 2 listings for the House name in Victoria, B.C.; now at least 20. The same goes for Calgary, Alberta. Just as in the 'old days', many people moved West in search of work). From Ontario to Nfld, the House name was quite common; from 'this' family of House, I ahd heard the name was possibly of Dutch origin. 'House's all over Europe, mud or castles!

Paul House
I am desperately trying to trace my family history. No one in my family has any records of our past and it is something I have always wanted to do. My name is Paul House and my family is from Franklin, TN and the surrounding areas. Does anyone have any suggestions of places for me to start?, other sites, etc.? Any suggestions you have would be much appreciated. Thank you!

My Grandmother was a House before she married an she had family in Franklin Tn ..We visited there once.


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Beki House
My surname comes directly from Richard de la Maison (ie. of the house). He came to England during the norman conquest. We are not sure where in France he came from yet. I think the surname of House is a hard one to put a history to being that it is likely a location or position reference so will change by family line.

I do not understand how your HOUSE surname history, could be so limited. My House were formally HAUS from the Rhine area a Germany, They came through Pennsylvania, to North Carolina.Marx Haus was on of the family who settled in Mecklenburg, Co, NC in the 1760's. Yet, you did not even mention those thousands of House (Haus) descendents from Germany?!?!

Jean House
My surname is House by marriage and my understanding of the origin of the surname is it is a Viking name Hus. I have an interest in Family history and have researched mine and my husbands families to the 1700s. Unfortunately unless you had wealth, property or title it is very difficult to get any further back if you are an ordinary working person as the information to prove these are your ancestors is not there. You need to prove your ancestors by original documentation.

Jodi House Eaton
My maiden name is also House. I find this interesting because on I find that I am a descendant from King John Lackland, brother of King Richard. I thought it came from being from the house of a royal family, i.e. House of Windsor (Queen Elizabeth II) and currently the German House of Hohenzolern. I found it by looking up my 2xGreat Grandfather, Henry Clay House who rode with Buffalo Bill Cody and fairly easy to trace back and it is marked as "of note" of something thereof. Wiki has a list of royal names: It would be great if this could be verified as I heard it was when someone married a German prince or something to unite the kingdoms but I don't know how true that is.

Paul Howes
For those searching for House origins, please come along to, the One-Name Study for our name. Maybe we can help each other . . .

Joni S.
Looking for information regarding Gilmore & Melvina (Benge) House, parents of Virginia (Jenny) House who married Thomas Bedford Day. (Jenny is my great grandmother.)

Wow House Is My Maiden Name. Would Love To Know More About My Family History

Tammy House Hussey
House is my last name. My family is from the Ga area.

stephanie house
mine too ... wld love to know more about where it comes from !

Anthony House
Don't know where my family got the name from because I'm black and the only people I see outside of my family who obtains the same name is white. Im guessing it was a slave name given to my family that we kept.

Shari House
Hi Anthony, You could be very correct... My family is from Canada; BUT, we've often wondered about ancestry... Yes, we are 'Caucasian', BUT, my own Dad was very dark, with 'loose' curls; his only brother, blonde! BUT! My cousins, although 2 redheads, 1 blond... had DEFINITE 'tight' curls, just as any African-American or African... No doubt there was some 'intermingling' somewhere!! (We 'go back to 1700's, from N.Y. to Canada... so many possibilites, underground railroad, intermarriage, and sadly, likely slavery too. Good luck, and keep searching!

Kelly House
My grandfather Robert House had 7 brothers. They all grew up in Springfield SD. My great grandfather was Orin James House. He was a professor in Springfield. I'm certain I have cousins given that my grandfather had 7 brothers but have never connected.

pauline Brown
My grandmother was a Flora Payne, nee House, from Port Saunders, Newfoundland, Canada not far from where the Viking Digs were discovered. I wonder if there were any connections as there are some references to the House name being connected to the Vikings.