Howell Family History & Genealogy

70 photos, 67,954 biographies, and last name history of the Howell family, shared by AncientFaces Members.

Latest Howell Photos

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Biographies & Family Trees

Most Common First Names

  • William 3.2%
  • James 2.9%
  • John 2.6%
  • Robert 1.9%
  • Mary 1.8%
  • George 1.6%
  • Charles 1.5%
  • Thomas 1.2%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Henry 0.7%
  • David 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Elizabeth 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.5%

Howell Last Name History & Origin


Name Origin

Nationality & Ethnicity

Early Howells

These are the earliest records we have of the Howell family.

Howell Death Records & Life Expectancy

According to our database of 44,011 people with the last name Howell that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

70.2 years

Oldest Howells

These are the longest-lived members of the Howell family on AncientFaces.

Other Howell Records



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Bruce Bickham We have never been able to trace back the tree from Alvah Alexander Howell. He married Mabel Earl and they lived in Johnstown or New Lebanon, 7 miles south of Dayton OH. He had a brother, Gurn and possibly other siblings. Alvah was a country doctor in the area and the story goes that he would get a message of someone needing medical care and take off in a buggy. When he returned he might have a pig or chicken that he had been "paid" with as the community was poor.

Mabel was a school teacher and was, therefore, not allowed to be married. About a year before she stopped teaching they snuck off to Decatur IN and got married and then went back and didn't tell anyone.

If you have any information on Alvah Alexander please share. I have a few pictures and one of "Uncle Gurn."
Nov 15, 2009 · Reply