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Howarth Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Howarth in Rochdale (Lancashire) possibly from Old English hōh ‘heel spur of land’ + worth ‘enclosure’. The name may have been confused with Haworth .

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


Similar surnames: Hogarth, Warth, Howard, Haworth, Howorth, Harty, Hayworth, Howeth

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Where is the Howarth family from?

You can see how Howarth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howarth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Howarth families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 138 Howarth families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Howarth's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Howarth families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howarth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howarth ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Howarth. 25% of Howarth men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Howarth women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howarth were Machinist and Student. .

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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
    25%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
    30%
  • Teacher
    30%
  • Domestic
    20%
  • Student
    20%
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Census Records

There are 198,000 census records available for the last name Howarth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howarth 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 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Howarth. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Howarth. For the veterans among your Howarth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howarth lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Howarth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Howarth in 1947 was 55, and 74 in 2004.

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