The family name Howd is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a maker of hoods. The surname Howd is derived from the Old English words hod, hud, hood,
which all come from the Old English word hod,
which means hood.
Occasionally, Howd may be a local
surname derived from the settlement of Hood in Rattery in Devon.
Early Origins of the Howd family
The surname Howd was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Howd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howd research.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1668, 1724, 1816 and are included under the topic Early Howd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Howd Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Howd include Hood, Hoods, Hude, Hud, Hudd, Hode, Hoode and others.
Early Notables of the Howd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Howd family to Ireland
Some of the Howd family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 70 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Howd family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Howd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Anthony Howd, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)