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Howroyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Howroyd name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Howroyd was originally derived from a family having lived as inhabitants inside a clearing in a wooded region.


Early Origins of the Howroyd family


The surname Howroyd was first found in Yorkshire 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.

Early History of the Howroyd family


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Howroyd Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Howroyd include Holroyd, Hollroyd, Ollroyd, Olroyd, Oldroyd and others.

Early Notables of the Howroyd family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Howroyd family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howroyd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Howroyd, aged 46, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Jane Howroyd, aged 34, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842

The Howroyd 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: Quem te Deus esse jussit
Motto Translation: What God commands you to be.


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