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Howell Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hune ‘hoarhound’.

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


Similar surnames: Powell, Rowell, Bowell, Cowell, Showell, Mowell, Hoell, Sewell

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Howell Family Origin

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Howell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Clerk

    4%
  • Servant

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Howell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Howell's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howell. A less common occupation for the Howell family was Labourer.

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Howell Historical Records

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Howell Life Expectancy

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