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Howry Name Meaning

English: variant of Howery . Americanized form of South German and Swiss German Haury .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Howrey, Towry, Mowry, Horry, Howey, Cory, Bowdry, Mory, Dobry, Dory

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Where is the Howry family from?

You can see how Howry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Howry families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Howry families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Howry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Howry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Howry. 25% of Howry men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Howry women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howry were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • House
    17%
  • House Work
    17%
  • New Worker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Howry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howry 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 262 immigration records available for the last name Howry. 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 569 military records available for the last name Howry. For the veterans among your Howry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howry lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Howry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Howry in 1950 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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