Howland Family History

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Howland Name Meaning

English: variant of Holland 1. Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland.

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

Similar surnames: Holland, Hoyland, Hofland, Dowland, Hoiland, Nowland, Hogland

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Howland Family Origin

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Howland Family Occupations

What did your Howland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Howland family was Carpenter. The most common Howland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Howland's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howland.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Howland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Howland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Howland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Howland. For the veterans among your Howland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howland Life Expectancy

What is the average Howland lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Howland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Howland in 1943 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howland 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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