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The name Howse finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person employed "at the house"; in most cases, this was a religious house or convent. The surname Howse is derived from the Old English word hus, which means house. In some cases, the name Howse may be af form of the surname Howes.

Howse Early Origins



The surname Howse 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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Howse Spelling Variations


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Howse 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. Howse has been recorded under many different variations, including House, Howse, Howes, Hoose, Hows, Houser, Hooser and others.

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Howse Early History


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Howse Early History



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

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Howse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Howse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Howse 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



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 Howse or a variant listed above:

Howse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Howse, aged 41, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Robert Howse, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • William Howse, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • John Howse, who arrived in Maryland in 1653

Howse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Howse, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Edward Howse, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"

Howse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Howse arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Howse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Howse (post 1700)



  • Ron Howse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Hilary Ewing Howse (1866-1938), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, 1909-15, 1924-38; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912, 1916
  • A. E. Howse, American politician, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas, 1956-57
  • Donald Gordon Howse (b. 1952), Newfoundland born, Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Geoffrey Howse (b. 1955), British actor and author
  • John Brooke Howse (1913-2002), Australian politician, son of Sir Neville Howse
  • Sir Neville Reginald Howse VC (1863-1930), Australian Major General, the first Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross

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Howse Historic Events


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Howse Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas Howse (b. 1902), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Kingston, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Howse Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Howse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Howse 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.

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