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Howson Family History

Howson Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Hugh.

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


Similar surnames: Hobson, Hodson, Hewson, Rowson, Howison, Hooton, Pawson, Huson

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Where is the Howson family from?

You can see how Howson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Howson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 185 Howson families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Howson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Howson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Howson. 50% of Howson men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Howson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Howson were Carpenter and Farmer.

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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%
  • Student
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Income
    30%
  • Student
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Howson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Howson. 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 Howson. For the veterans among your Howson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Howson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Howson in 1958 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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