Howson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Howson family

The surname Howson was first found in Midlothian, 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.

Important Dates for the Howson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howson research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1600, 1567, 1711, 1787, 1557, 1632, 1619 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Howson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Howson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Howison, Howieson, Howeson, Howyson, Howson and others.

Early Notables of the Howson family (pre 1700)

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Howson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Howson, aged 31, who landed in America in 1634 [1]
  • Eliz Howson, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Rich Howson, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Samuel Howson, who landed in Maryland in 1670 [1]
Howson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Howson, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from Doncaster, England, in 1893
  • Henry Howson, aged 20, who settled in America from Leeds, in 1898
Howson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Howson, aged 46, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • John Howson, aged 49, who immigrated to the United States from Harthill, Scotland, in 1907
  • Anthony Howson, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States from Accrington, England, in 1907
  • George Henry Howson, aged 27, who landed in America from High Shields, England, in 1909
  • Wm. A. Howson, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Howson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Howson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Florence Howson, aged 62, who landed in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1907

Howson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Howson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Ann Howson, (b. 1834), aged 24, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [2]
  • Mr. Robert Howson, (b. 1836), aged 22, British carpenter and sawyer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Howson (post 1700)

  • Nicholas C Howson J.D.,, American Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan
  • Julie B. Howson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1946 [3]
  • Peter Howson OBE (b. 1958), Scottish painter
  • Major George Arthur Howson MC (1886-1936), British Army officer in the First World War, founder and chairman of the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory
  • The Venerable James Francis Howson (1856-1934), Archdeacon of Craven from 1928 to 1934
  • Emma Howson (1844-1928), Australian opera singer and actress
  • Charles Howson (1896-1976), English professional footballer
  • Professor Colin Howson (b. 1945), British-born, Canadian Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto
  • Susan Howson (b. 1973), British mathematician at the University of Nottingham
  • William Robinson Howson (1883-1952), Canadian politician and judge
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Howson family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William P Howson, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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