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Howald Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named for example in Westphalia and Baden or a topographic name from Middle High German ‘high’ + walt ‘forest’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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


Similar surnames: Hald, Wald, Howard, Vorwald, Ewald, Hoad, Howell, Dewald, Rowland

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Where is the Howald family from?

You can see how Howald families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howald family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Howald families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 35 Howald families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Howald's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Howald families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howald surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howald ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Howald. 43% of Howald men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Miller
    29%
  • Mason
    29%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Howald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howald 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 945 immigration records available for the last name Howald. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 627 military records available for the last name Howald. For the veterans among your Howald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howald lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Howald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Howald in 1961 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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