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The name Howes is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived near a hill or steep ridge of land. The surname Howes is usually derived from the Old English word hoh, which means heel or projecting ridge of land. However, it is sometimes derived from the Old Norse word haugr, which means mound or hill. Furthermore, the name Howes may be derived from residence in one of a variety of similarly named places: Hoe is in Norfolk; Hoo is in Kent; places called Hooe are in Devon and Sussex; Hose is in Leicestershire; places named Heugh are in Durham and Northumberland; and settlements called Hough are found in both Cheshire and Derby.

Howes Early Origins



The surname Howes was first found in Berkshire, where the name could also have been a baptismal name as in "son of Hugh," [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
while another reference claims the name has geographical significance as in the south: "a small round hill" and in the north: "a hollow place or plain." The medieval form of the name is "At How" and is usually synonymous with Hill having derived from the Anglo-Saxon "how," meaning a mountain. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
However, we must look to Cambridgeshire to find the first listings on the name where Roger del Howes and Richard del Howes were listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"The church [of Withington, Gloucestershire] is a cruciform structure, principally in the Norman style, but partly of later date: among the monuments is a handsome one to the memory of Sir John How(e), his wife, and nine children, in a small cross aisle on the south side of the church, the burial-place of the family." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Howes Spelling Variations


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Howes Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Howes are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Howes include: Howe, Howes, How and others.

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Howes Early History


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Howes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howes research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1671, 1654, 1656, 1625, 1679, 1659, 1679, 1627, 1676, 1660, 1676, 1635, 1692, 1611, 1701, 1648, 1713, 1673, 1685, 1689, 1691, 1657, 1722, 1700, 1735, 1722, 1732, 1733, 1735 and are included under the topic Early Howes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Howes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Howes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Howe, 1st Baronet (died 1671), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1654 to 1656; John Grobham Howe (1625-1679), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1679, Member of Parliament for...

Another 102 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Howes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Howes In Ireland


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Howes In Ireland



Some of the Howes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Howes or a variant listed above:

Howes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Marie Howes, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Thomas Howes, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Abel Howes, who arrived in New England in 1642
  • Ann Howes, who landed in Maryland in 1653
  • Jones Howes, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Howes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Howes, aged 18, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738

Howes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Cubit Howes, aged 23, landed in New York in 1806

Howes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gerard Howes, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1803
  • John Howes, aged 35, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Ann & Mary" from Cork, Ireland

Howes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Howes, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Robert Howes, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Hortensia Howes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849
  • Louisa Howes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1849
  • Anne Howes, aged 28, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Howes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Howes landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Joseph Howes, aged 21, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mary Ann Howes, aged 20, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • William Howes, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • William Howes, aged 31, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Howes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Howes (post 1700)



  • Royce Bucknam Howes (1901-1973), American Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author
  • Tim Howes (b. 1963), American co-inventor of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Reed Howes (1900-1964), American model and silent film actor
  • George E. Howes (1835-1906), American Republican politician, Mayor of Battle Creek, Michigan, 1881; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1900
  • Fenelon Howes, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Barbour County, 1868-69
  • Durward Howes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964
  • Bertha Pollock Howes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Alvin C. Howes, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 16th District, 1924
  • Alfred Howes, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windham, 1836
  • John Howes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2004
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Howes Historic Events


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Howes Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frank Howes (1861-1914), English First Class Passenger from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

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