Last name: HOWDEN

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HOWDEN : This last name is indexed 21,034 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HOWDEN : 1: Scottish: habitational name from Howden (Midlothian Dumfriesshire).2: Scottish: variant of Haldane.3: English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from any of several places called Howden such as those in East Yorkshire Durham Northumberland and Yorkshire. The East Yorkshire placename derives from Old English hēafod ‘head top headland’ later replaced by Old Norse hǫfuth ‘head headland’ + Old English denu ‘valley’. Many of the other placenames derive from Old English hol ‘hole hollow’ + denu.4: Americanized form of Norwegian Hovden.

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