Howes Family History

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Howes Name Meaning

topographic name from the plural of Middle English how ‘barrow’ (see Howe 1) possibly a variant of House. patronymic from Hugh.

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

Similar surnames: Howe, Lowes, Hoes, Hewes, Hodes, Rokes, Bowes, Rowe, Howey, Hopes

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Howes Family Origin

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Howes Family Occupations

What did your Howes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howes. A less common occupation for the Howes family was Bricklayer. The most common Howes occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Howes's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Bricklayer


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Howes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 186,000 census records available for the last name Howes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Howes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Howes. For the veterans among your Howes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howes Life Expectancy

What is the average Howes lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Howes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Howes in 1943 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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