Howey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Howey family

The surname Howey 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, which is now believed to be an obsolete place name. [1]

Early History of the Howey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howey research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1519, 1567, 1591, 1667, 1625, 1591, 1625, 1634, 1667 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Howey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Howey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Howie, Howe, Howey, Howy and others.

Early Notables of the Howey family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Howe or Howie, principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen, author of De Aeterna Dei Procidentia, Basel, 1591, Latinized his name Hovaeus. Archibald Howie was burgess of Glasgow...
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Ireland Migration of the Howey family to Ireland

Some of the Howey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Howey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Howey, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1886 [2]

Canada Howey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Robert Howey U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [3]

Australia Howey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Howey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Ralph Howey, English convict who was convicted in Newcastle upon Tyne, Nothumberland, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Duncan" on 10th December 1840, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • John Howey, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"
  • John Howey, aged 20, a baker, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

Contemporary Notables of the name Howey (post 1700) +

  • Benjamin Franklin Howey (1828-1893), American Republicanpolitician, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1883-85; Candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1886 [5]
  • A. J. Howey, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Cuyahoga County, 1897 [5]
  • William John Howey (1876-1938), American real-estate developer and citrus grower in Florida, founded and served as mayor for the town of Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
  • Joseph H. Howey (1901-1973), American physicist and academic administrator at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Benjamin Franklin Howey (1828-1893), American Republican politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1883-1885) [6]
  • Walter Crawford Howey (1882-1954), American newspaper editor for the Hearst Corporation, inspiration of the character Walter Burns in the play The Front Page (1928)
  • Steven Michael Robert "Steve" Howey (b. 1977), American film and television actor, best known for his role as Van Montgomery in the television series Reba
  • Peter Howey (b. 1958), English former professional footballer
  • Lee Howey (b. 1969), former English football player, older brother of Steve Howey
  • Kate Louise Howey MBE (b. 1973), British silver and bronze medalist judoka, 1997 World Champion
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th August 2021). Retrieved from
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 11) . Retrieved from
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2013, November 4) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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