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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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  • 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
  • James "Jimmy" Howie (1878-1963), Scottish footballer, member of the Scotland National Team (1905-1908)
  • William Howie, Scottish journalist and engineer from Ayrshire
  • John Mackintosh Howie (b. 1936), Scottish mathematician
  • J. Robert Howie PC (b. 1929), Canadian politician, Minister of State for Transport (1979-1980), Member of Parliament for Fredericton (1972-1988)
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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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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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