Howghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Howghan. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.
Early Origins of the Howghan family
The surname Howghan was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Howghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howghan research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1653, 1664, 1724 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Howghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Howghan Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Howghan include Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.
Early Notables of the Howghan family (pre 1700)
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Howghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Howghan family to Ireland
Some of the Howghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 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 Howghan family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Howghan or a variant listed above: William Hoeman, who sailed to Massachusetts with his family in 1635. Among the other family members who followed this first settler were: John Howman, who sailed to Virginia in 1637.
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