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Howle Name Meaning

English (mainly Staffordshire): habitational name from Howle in Shropshire, named from Old English hugol ‘hillock’, ‘mound’.

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


Similar surnames: Hole, Howe, Howley, Houle, Hoyle, Fowle, Holme, Rowley, Hawley, Holle

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Where is the Howle family from?

You can see how Howle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Howle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Howle families living in Alberta. This was about 56% of all the recorded Howle's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Howle families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Howle. 35% of Howle men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Howle women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howle were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Howle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howle 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Howle. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Howle. For the veterans among your Howle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howle lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Howle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Howle in 1950 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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