Samuel Howell

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Howell was born in 1707, his father, Benjamin Howell Sr., was 31 and his mother, Hannah Norris, was 23. He died on 24 February 1794, at the age of 87, and was buried in North End Graveyard, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, United States.

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Benjamin Howell Sr.
Hannah Norris
Samuel Howell
Phebe Howell
Rhoda Howell
Deborah Howell
Hannah Howell
Bethia Howell
Benjamin Howell
Nathan Howell

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  • Samuel Howell, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .

English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).

English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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