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About the Howell surname

The first King of Wales was called Hywel Dda, or "Howell The Good". See article in Wikipedia.

Howell Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honour of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.

English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hune ‘hoarhound’.