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The surname Howie 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, now believed to be an obsolete place name. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howie research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1519, 1567, 1591, 1667 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Howie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Howie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and Samuel Howie from Kirkcudbrightshire made their homes in North Carolina in 1685
  • John Howie, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685
  • Samuel Howie, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Howie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Howie, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730-1731
  • Mary Howie, who arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774
  • Robert Howie, aged 18, arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774
  • David Howie, aged 38, landed in New York or Georgia in 1775

Howie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Howie, aged 39, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

Howie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Howie, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Esther Howie, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • John Howie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avon" in 1860
  • Jessie Howie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avon" in 1860
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  • William M. Howie, American politician, Representative from New York 17th District, 1886
  • J. H. Howie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924
  • Gordon Howie, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of South Dakota, 2010
  • George Howie, American politician, Candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1902 (Allied People's), 1904 (Populist)
  • David Dickie Howie (d. 1916), Scottish rugby union player
  • Scott Howie (b. 1972), Scottish former professional football goalkeeper
  • David Howie (1886-1930), Scottish professional football central defender
  • Hugh Howie (1924-1958), Scottish footballer
  • Thomas Wyllie Howie JP (1856-1927), Scottish businessman, owner of the renowned Hurlford Fireclay Works
  • John Howie (1735-1793), Scottish biographer
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Howie Historic Events



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  • Mr. Robert G W Howie (b. 1917), Scottish Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Howie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Howie 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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