The Howlind name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of four places named Hoyland in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Howlind belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Howlind family
The surname Howlind was first found in Yorkshire
at either High Hoyland, Upper or Lower Hoyland, and Hoyland Swaine. All three parishes and villages are listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086: Holand for Hoyland High; Hoiland for Hoyland Nether; and Hollande for Hoyland Swaine. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
All of the villages literally mean "cultivated land on or near a hill-spur," from the Old English words "hoh" + "land." The latter "Swaine" variant is believed to be a manorial affix added in the 12th century from a man called Swein. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Howlind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howlind research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1147, 1172, 1591 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Howlind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Howlind Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Howlind has undergone many spelling variations
, including Howland, Hoyland and others.
Early Notables of the Howlind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Howlind family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Howlind were among those contributors: John Howland came over on the "Mayflower" in 1620 with his Elizabeth Carver; Henry Howland settled in New England
in 1630; along with Arthur.