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Howell Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hune ‘hoarhound’.

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


Similar surnames: Powell, Rowell, Bowell, Cowell, Showell, Mowell, Hoell, Sewell

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Howell Family Origin

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Howell Family Occupations

What did your Howell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Howell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Howell's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howell. A less common occupation for the Howell family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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Howell Historical Records

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Howell Life Expectancy

What is the average Howell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Howell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Howell in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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