When Thomas Howard was born on 22 May 1770, in Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas Howard, was 41 and his mother, Mary Pember, was 35. He married Aminta Chapin on 1 December 1798, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1820 and Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1840. He died on 13 June 1851, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, 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.