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Hower Family History

Hower Name Meaning
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Hauer. This is a common name in PA.

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

103,762 Historical Documents with Hower on Ancestry.com
20,139 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,978 Military Records
1,609 Immigration Records
24,087 Census and Voter Lists
43,949 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hower Families

  • Number of Hower families
     120 - 238
     41 - 119
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hower families
     59 - 115
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hower last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hower census records

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Hower Family Origin

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Hower Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hower

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Hower Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hower census records

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Hower Civil War Service Records

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