Howlett Family History

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Howlett Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): variant of Hewlett.

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

Similar surnames: Hollett, Howett, Howitt, Hulett, Hullett, Rowett, Howle, Tollett

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Howlett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Howlett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Howlett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Howlett Family Origin

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Howlett Family Occupations

What did your Howlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Howlett. A less common occupation for the Howlett family was Carpenter. The most common Howlett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Howlett's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Howlett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 99,000 census records available for the last name Howlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Howlett 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Howlett. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Howlett. For the veterans among your Howlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Howlett Life Expectancy

What is the average Howlett lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Howlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Howlett in 1945 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Howlett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Howlett 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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