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Howward Family History

Howward 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, Howald, Hayward, Dorward, Hoggard, Forward, Howland

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Where is the Howward family from?

You can see how Howward families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Howward family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Howward families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 6 Howward families living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Howward's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Howward families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Howward surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Howward ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Howward ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 107 census records available for the last name Howward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howward 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 10 immigration records available for the last name Howward. 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 7 military records available for the last name Howward. For the veterans among your Howward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Howward lifespan?

Average Howward life expectancy in 1972 was 65 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

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