When Esther Ellen Howard was born on 9 September 1908, in Jonesboro, Coryell, Texas, United States, her father, William Franklin Howard, was 40 and her mother, Samantha Ellen McGehee, was 32. She married Lloyd Rush Summers on 5 September 1929, in Tulia, Swisher, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Swisher, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Nolan, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 16 December 1978, in Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Roscoe, Nolan, Texas, 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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