Subject: Re: Niehaus
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: September 9, 2007 at 11:53 AM
Reply to: Niehaus by maccalotte

It appears to be German in origin though it's also found in the Netherlands. There are places called Niehaus in North-West Germany, see here -
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/v3/Geonames.aspx?name=Niehaus and the surname is strongest in the same area. I assume the meaning is "new house", and that NIE is a dialect form of NEU.

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