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Howden Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place so called near Kelso on the border with England. Early forms include Hadden, Hauden, and Halden; the place name is probably from Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ + denu ‘valley’. English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse hofuð ‘head’ (replacing Old English heafod) + Old English denu ‘valley’; the first element may have been used in the sense ‘principal’, ‘top’, or ‘end’. Americanized form of Norwegian Hovden.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bowden, Cowden, Holden, Rowden, Hayden, Hedden, Kolden, Dowden, Olden

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Howden Family Origin

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Howden Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howden. A less common occupation for the Howden family was Tailor. The most common Howden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Howden's were Agricultural Labourers.

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