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Howd Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Hovd, a habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named (see Hovda).

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


Similar surnames: Howe, Hoad, Hope, Hood, Dowd, Hand, Houy, Bow, Hoy, Hoar

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Howd Family Origin

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Howd Family Occupations

What did your Howd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Howd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Howd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Howd family was Wagon Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howd.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Wagon Maker

    5%

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

Howd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Howd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howd 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Howd. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Howd. For the veterans among your Howd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howd Life Expectancy

What is the average Howd lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Howd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Howd in 1960 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howd 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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