Howis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Howis family
The surname Howis was first found in Midlothian
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Howis family
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Howis Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Howison, Howieson, Howeson, Howyson, Howson and others.
Early Notables of the Howis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Howis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Howis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Howis, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
The Howis Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sursum corda
Motto Translation: Hearts upwards.
Howis Family Crest Products
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851