'Head of the family' should also be right, shouldn't it?
I think in English, I might be more likely to use the word "patriarch" for "head of the house."
As paterfamilias is a title in English, one should be able to say "He is paterfamilias"
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"He is a paterfamilias" was accepted for me just now.
Paterfamilias had the legal right to sell household members in slavery and even whack them like tony soprano did to b.p bonpensiero...
Ille est paterfamilias= ille paterfamilias est
Why not house head
"House head" is not a term we use in English.