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The HOUSE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 40,477 776 0.015 150
United States (1880 census) 11,513 516 0.023 230
Change since 1880 +28964 -260 -0.008 -80
Other Countries
Australia 1,404 1164 0.009 86
United Kingdom 5,122 1229 0.011 112
Top States for HOUSE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 3,354 797 0.016 161
California 2,596 1312 0.008 77
Florida 1,993 1068 0.012 125
North Carolina 1,912 631 0.024 238
Missouri 1,847 337 0.033 330
Top States for HOUSE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 1,331 249 0.050 498
Kentucky 1,412 440 0.035 349
Missouri 1,847 337 0.033 330
Mississippi 899 503 0.032 316
Alabama 1,311 596 0.029 295


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HOUSE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HOUSE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HOUSE in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HOUSE by picking someone at random in Arkansas than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HOUSE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HOUSE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HOUSE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HOUSE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 652 1.61
Mixed Race 631 1.56
White (Hispanic) 526 1.3
Asian/Pacific 142 0.35
White (Caucasian) 31,301 77.33
Black/African American 7,225 17.85

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HOUSE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HOUSE in historical publications

HOUSE. A common termination of local surnames, as Woodhouse, Newhouse, Mirehouse, Whitehouse, Oldhouse, Hobhouse.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HOUSE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOUSE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HOUSE

The following words are slight variants of HOUSE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.