Howison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Howison family

The surname Howison 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.

Important Dates for the Howison family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howison research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1600, 1567, 1711, 1787, 1557, 1632, 1619 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Howison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Howison Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Howison, Howieson, Howeson, Howyson, Howson and others.

Early Notables of the Howison family (pre 1700)

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Howison migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Howison, who arrived in Maryland in 1703 [1]
Howison Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Morris James Howison, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Rudolph M Howison, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Rudolph Meier Howison, aged 44, who immigrated to America from Finchley, England, in 1908
  • Allen M. Howison, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • Mary Scott Howison, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Howison migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Howison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Howison, (b. 1853), aged 21, British settler travelling from England aboard the ship "Varuna" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th May 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Howison (post 1700)

  • Edgar N. Howison, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960 [3]
  • Ryan Howison (b. 1966), American professional golfer
  • George Holmes Howison (1834-1916), American philosopher
  • Del Howison (b. 1953), American horror author, editor, and actor
  • John Howison (1530-1618), Scottish Minister in the Parish of Cambuslang during a turbulent time in Scotland’s history


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 11) . Retrieved from
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