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Howey Family History

Howey Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: variant of Howie. Irish: variant of Hoey.

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


Similar surnames: Cowey, Hooey, Hoy, Havey, Dowey, Howrey, Howes, Hosey, Holey, Lowrey

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Where is the Howey family from?

You can see how Howey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Howey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 151 Howey families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Howey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Howey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Howey. 50% of Howey men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Howey women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howey were Teamster and Stenographer.

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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
    50%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Teamster
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    50%
  • School Teacher
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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What Howey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Howey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Howey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Howey. For the veterans among your Howey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Howey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Howey in 1944 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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