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  • Abiel Shapleigh (1647 - 1687)
    Shapley formerly HowardBorn 8 Aug 1647 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts BayDaughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown][sibling%28s%29 unknown]Wife of Joseph Shapley — married 8 Jun 1665 in C...
  • Abigail Fish (1708 - 1750)
  • Abigail Staples (1854 - 1943)
    Oprah’s paternal grandfather was Elmore Winfrey (the son of Sanford Elias Winfrey and Ella Staples). Elmore was born in Mississippi. Sanford was the son of Constantine Winfrey, who was born a slave, in...
  • Abigail Furman (1692 - d.)
  • Abigail Howard (1804 - 1860)
    Sources==* U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1999.** Surname: Abagail Howard; Year: 1860; County: ...

About the Howard surname



From the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Haward, composed of the Old Norse elements há ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’. English: variant of Ewart.


See Fogarty. Irish (County Clare) surname adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó hÍomhair, which was formerly Anglicized as O’Hure.


Howard is the 70th most popular surname in the United States.

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