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Howden Early Origins



The surname Howden was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Howden, a small market town and civil parish. The town pre-dates the Norman Conquest as the first record of the place was as Heafuddene in 959 when King Edgar of England granted his first wife, Ethelfleda, Howden Manor. By the time of the Domesday Book, the parish was listed as Hovedene from the Old English heafod + denu and literally meant "valley by the headland or spit of land." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Domesday Book lists that the lands were held at that time by the Bishop of Durham, and he conferred the church upon the monks of Durham. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
He kept Howden Manor for himself. "This place, which is of considerable antiquity, was distinguished for its collegiate establishment, founded by Robert, Bishop of Durham, in 1266, for Secular clerks, and dedicated to St. Peter and St. Cuthbert." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Howden Spelling Variations


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Howden Spelling Variations



The name Howden, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Howden, Houden, Howdin, Howdon, Hawden, Hawdon and others.

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Howden Early History


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Howden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howden research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1268, 1275, 1397, 1382, 1383, 1386, 1523 and 1530 are included under the topic Early Howden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Howden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Howden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was John of Howden ( fl. 1268-1275), also known as John of Hoveden, a thirteenth-century English Franciscan friar. John of Howden who was prebendary of the church of Howden in Yorkshire is generally believed...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Howden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Howden family, or who bore a variation of the surname Howden were

Howden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Howden, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Robert Howden who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Rich Howden, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Howden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Howden, who landed in America in 1826
  • John and Robert Howden arrived in Philadelphia in 1861

Howden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • W. Howden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Camilla" in 1849
  • John Howden arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851
  • George Howden, English Convict from Yorkshire, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Howden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Howden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Howden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Howden (post 1700)



  • Ronald "Ron" Howden (b. 1967), Canadian-born skier who competed for team Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics
  • Will Howden (b. 1977), British sailor at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • James "Jim" Guthrie Howden (1934-1993), Australian bronze medalist rower at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Robert Howden (1917-2004), South African cricketer
  • Charles Peter Howden (1911-2003), New Zealand cricketer
  • John Power Howden (1879-1959), Canadian physician and politician, Member of Parliament for St. Boniface (1925-1945)
  • James Henry Howden (1860-1938), Canadian politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1903 to 1915
  • Quinton Howden (b. 1992), Canadian gold, silver and bronze medalist NHL ice hockey player
  • Rhys Howden (b. 1987), Australian water polo player at the 2008 Summer Olympics
  • James Howden (1832-1913), Scottish engineer and inventor, best known for his invention of the Howden forced draught system for steam boilers

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ferio, tego
Motto Translation: I strike, I cover.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Howden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Howden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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