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Howland Family History

Howland Name Meaning
English: variant of Holland 1.Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland.

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

1,526,582 Historical Documents with Howland on Ancestry.com
125,240 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,744 Military Records
9,040 Immigration Records
93,297 Census and Voter Lists
1,281,261 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Howland Families

  • Number of Howland families
     225 - 448
     76 - 224
     1 - 75
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Howland families
     212 - 422
     71 - 211
     1 - 70
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Howland families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Howland census records

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Howland Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Howland families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Howland Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Howland families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Howland

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Howland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Howland census records

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Howland Civil War Service Records

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