Early Origins of the Howay family
The surname Howay was first found in Ayrshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland
, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire
. The family originated in Howie, now believed to be an obsolete place name. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Howay family
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Howay Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Howay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Howay family to Ireland
Some of the Howay family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Howay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rice Howe, who settled in Virginia in 1618; two years before the "Mayflower," Sarah and William settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635. Other bearers of this name settled in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Barbados, and New York between 1635 and 1865.