Howmend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Howmend is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.
Early Origins of the Howmend family
The surname Howmend was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Important Dates for the Howmend family
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Howmend Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Howmend include Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.
Early Notables of the Howmend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Howmend family to Ireland
Some of the Howmend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Howmend family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Howmend were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.
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