Hower Family History

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Hower Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Hauer. This is a common name in PA.

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

Similar surnames: Dower, Gower, Howser, Sower, Homer, Tower, Comer, Howe, Hober, Hoyer

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Hower Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hower name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hower. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Hower Family Origin

Where is the Hower family from?

Hower Family Occupations

What did your Hower ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hower occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Hower's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hower family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hower.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Hower Historical Records

What Hower family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hower 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hower. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Hower. For the veterans among your Hower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hower Life Expectancy

What is the average Hower lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Hower in 1942 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hower

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hower 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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