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Recorded in many forms including How, Howe, Hoe, Hoo, the rare diminutives Howan, Howen and Howin, the patronymics Howes, Howson, Howison, and others, this is a surname of Olde English pre 7th century origins. It is either locational from places such as Howe in Norfolk and West Yorkshire, or topographical for a person who lived by a man-made mound or burial barrow. Both derive from the word "hoh" or possibly the Scandanavian Viking "haugr." In some cases the surname may derive from the French personal name Hue, introduced to the British Isles by the Norman French after the Conquest of England in 1066...

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Sandra l Sonksen ( maiden

US 1880 census says: Eldridge G Howe was my great grandfather. ( born 1859- a barkeeper.)They had 1 daughter Jane. Story is when Mary died he sent for his mother to come from Ireland to help with family? His 2nd wife Lola was the mother of my Grandfather Arthur J Howe Sr (born 1882 in Tennessee.)


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