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Howald Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named, for example in Westphalia and Baden, or a topographic name from Middle High German ho ‘high’ + wald ‘forest’. This surname is also established in France.

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

Similar surnames: Hald, Wald, Howard, Vorwald, Ewald, Hoad, Howell, Dewald, Rowland

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Howald Family Origin

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Howald Family Occupations

What did your Howald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Howald family was Carriage Maker. The most common Howald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Howald's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howald.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Moulder

  • Carriage Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Howald ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Howald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Howald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howald census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 945 immigration records available for the last name Howald. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 627 military records available for the last name Howald. For the veterans among your Howald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howald Life Expectancy

What is the average Howald lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Howald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Howald in 1961 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howald ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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