The Hauri family originated at Beromünster, Swizerland. The earliest certain ancestor of the family was Richenza, called "Hauri's wife", who in 1313 agreed to pay 40 shillings a year to have charge of provisioning the canons of the collegiate church. The tax records of the parish show that her husband was probably Ulrich. He apparently came to Beromünster as a servant of Hugo von Jegistorf, one of the canons. Ulrich was probably a son or grandson of the Conrad Hauri who was named in 1282 as a tenant of Werner von Steffisburg.
Descendants of the Beromünster Hauris spread through cantons Luzern and Aargau, and later into southern Germany. The North American Howerys, Howrys and Howreys descend from one of two colonial immigrants: Hans Hauri, a Mennonite who came to Pennsylvania in 1718, and Jacob Hauri, a Lutheran who came to Pennsylvania in 1738. The North American Haurys typically descend from Johannes Haury, a Mennonite who came about 1850.
Howrytown, Virginia was founded by Jacob Howry, son of the immigrant Jacob Hauri.
The goal of this project is to build a single validated and documented family tree for the Hauri, Haury, Howery, Howry and Howrey families, from their earliest origin in 13th century Switzerland to near modern times.
- Hans Hauri (1641-?), a Mennonite deported from Switzerland in 1711
- Hans Hauri (1678-1737), a Mennonite immigrant to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1718
- Ulrich Hauri (c1283-c1324), of Beromünster, Switzerland, the most distant provable ancestor of the family
- Johannes Haury (1817-1893), Mennonite immigrant to Summerfield, Illinois.
- Jacob Howry (1719-1755), immigrant to York County, Pennsylvania in 1738
- Jacob Howry (1734-1809), founder of Howrytown, Virginia
- Emil Walter "Doc" Haury (1904-1992), head of the Department of Anthropology and director of the Arizona State Museum.
- Ken Howery, one of the founders of Paypal, and now Managing Partner of The Founders Fund.
- Charles Bowen Howry (1844-1928), Assistant U.S. Attorney General (1893-1896) and Associate Justice of the U.S. Court of Claims (1897-1915). His descendants lived at Howry Hundred, Chevy Chase, Maryland.
- Bobby Dean Howry (1973- ), Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
- James Moorman Howry (1804-1884), was one of the founders and first trustees of the University of Mississippi in 1844. Howry Hall was named for him.
- Keenan Rashaun Howry (1981- ), an American football wide receiver and kick returner who currently plays for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
- Edward F. Howrey (1903-1996), founding partner of Howrey LLP, an internationally known law firm in Washington, DC.
Some branches of the Hauri family have a tradition that the family descends from the early Counts of Habsburg. The possibility has been extensively investigated, but no evidence has been found of such a connection.
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