Howe Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire. English: variant of Hugh. Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames. Americanized form of Norwegian Hove.

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


Similar surnames: Hope, Hole, Hoe, Hone, Rowe, Hose, Hove, Hoye, Howes, Hoad

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Howe Family Origin

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Howe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Howe family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howe. The most common Howe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Howe's were Farmers.

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Howe Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Howe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Howe in 1941 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howe

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