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Hower Family History

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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Where is the Hower family from?

You can see how Hower families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hower family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hower families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 51 Hower families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Hower's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hower families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hower surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hower ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hower. 19% of Hower men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Hower women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hower were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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