Last name: HOUSE

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HOUSE : This last name is indexed 548,939 times on Geneanet!

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HOUSE : 1: English: topographic or occupational name for someone employed ‘at the house’ from Middle English hous(e) (Old English hūs) probably a religious house such as a convent. In the Middle Ages the majority of the population lived in cottages or huts rather than houses.2: English: variant of Howes.3: English: perhaps a topographic name from an unrecorded Middle English huse a southwest dialect form of Old English hyse ‘place overgrown with (water) plants’ a derivative of Old English hos ‘(water) plant’. In modern English the name might have been absorbed into Huss or Hose.4: Americanized form (translation into English) of German Haus.

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