Howes Family History

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Howes Name Meaning

topographic name from the plural of Middle English how ‘barrow’ (see Howe 1) possibly a variant of House. patronymic from Hugh.

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


Similar surnames: Howe, Lowes, Hoes, Hewes, Hodes, Rokes, Bowes, Rowe, Howey, Hopes

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Howes Family Origin

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Howes Family Occupations

What did your Howes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Howes. 16% of Howes men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Howes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howes were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%

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

Howes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 186,000 census records available for the last name Howes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howes 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Howes. 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 Howes. For the veterans among your Howes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howes Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Howes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Howes in 1943 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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