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Origin

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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    Variants of name HOWARD

    HAYWARD HAYWOOD HAYWORD HEWARD HEYWARD HEYWOOD