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The name Hows is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person employed "at the house"; in most cases, this was a religious house or convent. The surname Hows is derived from the Old English word hus, which means house. In some cases, the name Hows may be af form of the surname Howes.

Hows Early Origins



The surname Hows was first found in Berkshire, where the family held a family seat from ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hows Spelling Variations


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Hows 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 Hows include House, Howse, Howes, Hoose, Hows, Houser, Hooser and others.

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Hows Early History


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Hows Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hows research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1718 is included under the topic Early Hows History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hows Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hows Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hows Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Hows were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hows Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hows, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Henry Hows, who settled in Georgia in 1733 with his daughter Anne
  • Robert Hows, who landed in Georgia in 1738
  • George Hows, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • John Hows, who came to Virginia in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hows Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hows, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

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Hows Historic Events


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Hows Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Gordon Hows (b. 1921), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Gillingham, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick W Hows, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Hows Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hows Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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