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Family spelling variants includes Heaword, Hewart, Heaward, Heward, Hayward, Huart, Howerd

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HOWARD Family History

When the final definitive history of famous English surnames is written, the surname of Howard will surely be near the head of the list. It appears no less than seventy-five times in the British National Biography, whilst thirty-seven coats of arms have been granted to the name holders. The highest heraldic rank in England is that of Earl Marshall, responsible for all events in which the monarch takes a ceremonial role. This title is held by the Duke of Norfolk, whose family descend from Sir William Howard who died in 1308. Lord Howard of Effingham was the victor over the Spanish Armada in 1588, not Sir Francis Drake as is popularly recorded...

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Laurence Breakwell

My Gt X 4 Grandmother was Lady Ann Howard born circa 1740 in Surrey England. She married a William Minchin in Wexford Ireland he was from the ascendancy family’s there. I believe she was descended from the Howard’s of Effingham but I can’t find out anymore. I would love to know more.

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