When George Duncan Howard was born in 1786, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Sims Howard, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Van Bibber, was 28. He married Jane Witt on 24 June 1835, in White, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 13 April 1873, in White, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Anderson Cemetery, White, Tennessee, 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.
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