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Howell Family History

Howell Name Meaning
Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hune ‘hoarhound’.

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

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Name Distribution of Howell Families

  • Number of Howell families
     484 - 965
     162 - 483
     1 - 161
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Howell families
     1,090 - 2,177
     364 - 1,089
     1 - 363
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Howell families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Howell Family Origin

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Howell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Howell

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Howell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Howell census records

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Howell Civil War Service Records

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