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Doris Howes from Ontario canada

Started by Gerald Randall Clayton Aug 13, 2012.

Australian and English Howes 1 Reply

Started by Jo Kotylak. Last reply by Paul Howes Jul 26, 2009.

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Comment by Paul Howes on January 13, 2012 at 4:17pm

Just letting any Howes, Howse, Hows or House people know that an article about our One-Name Study will appear in Family Tree Magazine (UK) at the end of January

And, if you are planning on attending the WDYTYA exhibition in February, do stop by my presentation about the study on the Saturday afternoon!

Comment by Paul Howes on August 18, 2011 at 1:23am
Hello Pamela.  Do pay attention to over the next few weeks.  Thanks to the efforts of individual members of the Guild of One-Name Studies, I have the details of about 150 marriages of people from Northampton, Daventry, Towcester and Hardingstone registration districts to add.  Our records for the Northamptonshire area in 19th century will improve dramatically. Regards Paul
Comment by Paul Howes on August 11, 2011 at 6:11pm

Thanks Randall.  Chances are likely that you have no connection with us plural-sounding HOWESes, HOWSEs, HOWSes and HOUSEs.  There are a few families with an s in their name who lost it over the years but almost nobody has gained an s.

I do remain open to the possibility that there is a connection between singular and plural-sounding names.  Anyone reading this who is interested in DNA testing might like to know that the two major testing services both have groups covering s and no-s names, but so far there has been no match between the names.

Comment by Randall Stackhouse on August 11, 2011 at 5:50pm
My mother was Norma Howe from Saint John NB Canada.
Comment by Sylvia Brenda Johnson on August 11, 2011 at 2:21pm

My grandmother's name was Annie Howse and she was born in Aynho, Northamptonshire and immigrated to Manitoba.


Comment by Paul Howes on March 22, 2010 at 1:05am
Hello again, Dave. You might want to take a look at my website again. I now have the known top end of your family now documented. Can you help me fill in some of the missing links between George Hows and Anne Melton and yourself? Thanks
Comment by Paul Howes on January 1, 2010 at 12:38pm
Hello David. Those names are not familiar to me. Short-term, that's not such good news, but longer-term it may be. . . . . Where are you family from and in what period did the people you refer to live? And have you learned much about them? I am the first in my direct male line not to make shoes for over 200 years!

Would you like to get in touch with me via my website? I'd love to put your own family's details on-line for others to find easily and offer what little help I can be to get you farther back, or linked in to relatives if that's what you prefer. To contact me, just click on Contact Us at the bottom right of

I have nearly 300 people called Hows on my site, although there are many others called Howes or Howse who have spelled their names as Hows at some point in their history.

Happy new year.
Comment by David J Grimshaw on December 30, 2009 at 2:11am
Since my mother was a HOWS and this line has been traced back to one John HOWS and Sarah HOWS formally HADDEN-JONES both born about 1770 or 1780
Known Children are;
William Arnold Hadden HOWS, Alfred Coy HOWS and George HOWS.
I am a descendant of George HOWS who married Anne MELTON
Comment by Paul Howes on July 13, 2009 at 12:10pm
Hello Gloria. I wish the Howe family much success in tracing its forebears, but I have just one pair of hands and thus have to focus on HOWES, HOWSE and HOWS names. It is very likely that we have similar roots if not common ones.

To this end, I have
(1) established a DNA study on another site which has a special deal available on tests before December 31. Study is open to HOWEs as well as HOWESes
(2) written what I know about the derivation of our surnames

To find out more about either or both of these and more, please do go to my website:
Comment by Gloria Fields on July 12, 2009 at 5:43pm
My Howe connection is with my Jennie Howe, my grgr grandmother, who married Henry Robinson. She was born in Ohio abe 1871.
Anyone connect with the Howe's of Akron, OH, would like to share info.
There is a Howe website by Don Howe with many, many ancestors listed. Not sure of the web address, but should be able to locate by looking for Howe Family in Akron, Ohio

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