When William H Howard was born on 7 January 1749, in Hampton, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Howard Jr., was 31 and his mother, Sarah Bennett, was 26. He married Phebe Fuller on 10 April 1777, in Hampton, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 8 July 1822, in Morristown, Union Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Morristown, Union Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States.
English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .
English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from há ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .
English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.