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Howmane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Howmane finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.


Early Origins of the Howmane family


The surname Howmane was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Howmane family


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Howmane Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Howmane has been recorded under many different variations, including Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.

Early Notables of the Howmane family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Howmane family to Ireland


Some of the Howmane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Howmane family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Howmane or a variant listed above: William Hoeman, who sailed to Massachusetts with his family in 1635. Among the other family members who followed this first settler were: John Howman, who sailed to Virginia in 1637.

The Howmane 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: Labile quod opportunum
Motto Translation: That which is opportune is quickly gone, or opportunity soon slips by.


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