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Last name: HOWARD

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Last name frequency

HOWARD : This last name is indexed 769,307 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HOWARD : William, son of Roger Fitz Valevine, took the name of Howard from being born in the Castle of Howard, in Wales, in the time of Henry I. Spelman derives Howard from Hof-ward, the keeper of a hall; Vestegan, from Hold-ward, the keeper of a stronghold; Camden, from Hoch-ward, the high keeper.

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