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Howley Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, and West Yorkshire. The first is from a lost place in Lower Bebington, named from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + weg ‘way’; the second is from Old English hol + leah ‘woodland clearing’; and the last, Howley Hall in Moreley, is from Old English hofe ‘ground ivy’ + leah. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUallaigh ‘descendant of Uallach’, a personal name or byname from uallach ‘proud’.

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


Similar surnames: Cowley, Hawley, Bowley, Hooley, Rowley, Hanley, Coley, Hockley

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Howley Family Origin

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Howley Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Miner

    3%

In 1880, the most common Howley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Howley's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Howley family was Miner. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howley.

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