When Mabel Anna Howard was born on 22 July 1878, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Fredrick Wales Howard, was 26 and her mother, Alice S. Hubbard, was 23. She died on 22 May 1922, in Belding, Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Belding, Ionia, Michigan, 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.