Howey Family History

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Howey Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: variant of Howie. Irish: variant of Hoey.

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

Similar surnames: Cowey, Hooey, Hoy, Havey, Dowey, Howrey, Howes, Hosey, Holey, Lowrey

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Howey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Howey name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Howey Family Origin

Where is the Howey family from?

Howey Family Occupations

What did your Howey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Howey family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howey. The most common Howey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Howey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Howey Historical Records

What Howey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Howey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Howey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Howey. For the veterans among your Howey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howey Life Expectancy

What is the average Howey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Howey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Howey in 1944 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howey 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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