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Howerton is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Howerton family lived in Huet near Evreux in Normandy, France. The Normans frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy as part of their name. Immediately following the Norman Conquest, William the Conqueror drastically affected the appearance of the social hierarchy in England by dispossessing nearly all Anglo-Saxon landholders and replacing them with his own followers and military supporters. Furthermore, William established a feudal regime in England, that made all landholders subordinate to the King or chief landholder, and the old English estates became fiefs held by crown vassals. The vassals, who were otherwise known as tenants-in-chief or the new landed aristocracy, were French-speaking and skilled in mounted combat.

Howerton Early Origins



The surname Howerton was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Howerton Spelling Variations


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Howerton Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hewitson, Hewartson, Hewetson and others.

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Howerton Early History


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Howerton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howerton research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1180 is included under the topic Early Howerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Howerton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Howerton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Howerton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Howerton In Ireland


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Howerton In Ireland



Some of the Howerton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Howerton or a variant listed above:

Howerton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Howerton, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Howerton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J. R. Howerton, who arrived in America from USA, in 1904
  • Calvine Howerton, aged 45, who arrived Pocomake City, Maryland, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Howerton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Howerton (post 1700)



  • Drew Howerton (b. 1979), American actor, known for The Daughter (2013), Buddha/Warrior (2015) and Mantivities
  • Lynn Howerton, American actress, known for her roles in Dallas (1978)
  • Charles Howerton (b. 1938), American actor, known for his roles in The Iron Giant (1999), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  • Glenn Franklin Howerton (b. 1976), American actor of television and film, known for his roles in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), Crank (2006) and Serenity (2005)
  • William Ray Howerton (1921-2001), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1949 to 1952
  • Joyce Howerton, American politician, Mayor of Lompoc, California, 1992-98
  • J. William Howerton, American politician, Candidate for justice of Kentucky State Supreme Court 1st District, 1990
  • Frank Howerton, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Knox County, 1938
  • Mrs. Davis Howerton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948
  • Thomas Howerton, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Franklin County, 1835-41
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Howerton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Howerton 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 August 2016 at 13:38.

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