Howarth Family History
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Howarth Name Meaning
variant spelling of Haworth. habitational name from Howarth in the parish of Rochdale, Lancashire, apparently so called from Old English hoh ‘mound’ + worð ‘enclosure’. However, if the 13th-century form Halwerdeword refers to this place, the first element may instead be Middle English halleward ‘keeper of a hall’ or represent a personal name such as Old English Æðelweard or Old Norse Hallvarðr.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press