The surname Howl was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
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Migration of the Howl family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Owl, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1743; William Owle, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1726; and Charles B. Owler, who was on record in Boston in 1890..