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Howard Family History

Howard Name Meaning
English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Haward, composed of the Old Norse elements há ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.English: variant of Ewart 2.Irish: see Fogarty.Irish (County Clare) surname adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó hÍomhair, which was formerly Anglicized as O’Hure.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Howard Families

  • Number of Howard families
     1,229 - 2,455
     410 - 1,228
     1 - 409
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Howard families
     3,757 - 7,511
     1,253 - 3,756
     1 - 1,252
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Howard families
     50 - 98
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Howard Family Origin

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Howard Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Howard

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Howard Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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