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The ancient name of Howser finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person employed "at the house"; in most cases, this was a religious house or convent. The surname Howser is derived from the Old English word hus, which means house. In some cases, the name Howser may be af form of the surname Howes.

Howser Early Origins



The surname Howser 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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Howser Spelling Variations


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Howser Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Howser family name include House, Howse, Howes, Hoose, Hows, Houser, Hooser and others.

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Howser Early History


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Howser Early History



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

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Howser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Howser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Howser 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 political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Howser surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Howser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Howser, who landed in America, in 1903

Howser Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Howser U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Howser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Howser (post 1700)



  • Christine Howser (b. 1965), American author from Indiana
  • Richard Dalton Howser (1936-1987), American Major League Baseball shortstop, coach and manager, eponym of the Dick Howser Trophy
  • W. D. Howser, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1912, 1916 (alternate)
  • Mamie E. Howser, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1932
  • Georgia Howser, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Howser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Howser 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 27 October 2015 at 11:47.

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