Howitt Family History

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Howitt Name Meaning

English (mainly East Midlands) and Scottish: variant of Hewitt 1.

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

Similar surnames: Howett, Howatt, Hewitt, Howlett, Huitt, Hocutt, Hewatt, Lovitt

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Howitt Family Origin

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Howitt Family Occupations

What did your Howitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Howitt family was Agricultural Laborer. The most common Howitt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Howitt's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howitt.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Howitt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Howitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Howitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howitt 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Howitt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Howitt. For the veterans among your Howitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Howitt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Howitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Howitt in 1944 was 37, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howitt 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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