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Where did the Scottish Howie family come from? What is the Scottish Howie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Howie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Howie family history?

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

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]


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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.

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

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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.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • 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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  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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. 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).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. 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.

This page was last modified on 30 June 2015 at 14:50.

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