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Where did the Howe coat of arms come from? When did the Howe family first arrive in the United States?

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Origin Displayed: English

Spelling variations of this family name include: Howe, Howes, How and others.

First found in Berkshire , where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Isaac Howe, Ephraim Howe, Elizabeth Howe, Edward Howe, William Howe, and Sarah Howe, who all came to Boston in 1635; Daniel Howe and Edward Howe, who settled in Lynn Mass. in 1636.

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