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Howells Family History

Howells Name Meaning
Welsh: from Howell, with English patronymic -s.

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

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158,760 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,709 Military Records
7,649 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Howells Families

  • Number of Howells families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Howells families
     1,617 - 3,232
     540 - 1,616
     1 - 539
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Howells families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Howells Family Origin

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Howells Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Howells

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Howells Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Howells Civil War Service Records

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