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Howurd Family History

Howurd Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Howard, Coward, Gourd, Howald, Howd, Hower, Hord, Hotard, Hurd

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Where is the Howurd family from?

You can see how Howurd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howurd family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Howurd family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Howurd's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Howurd families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howurd surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howurd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Top Knitter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Howurd. 100% of Howurd women worked as a Top Knitter. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1940

  • Top Knitter
    100%
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Census Records

There are 63 census records available for the last name Howurd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howurd 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Howurd. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Howurd. For the veterans among your Howurd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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