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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Howson

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From Hugh +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Howson

Jonny Howson is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Leeds United F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Jonny was born on May 21st, 1988 in Morley, West Yorkshire, England. Jonny is also known as Howson and Jonathan Mark.


Peter Howson is an artist. Peter was born on March 27th, 1958 in London.


John-Michael Howson is a writer, producer, and talkback radio contributor. John-Michael was given the name John Michael Howson on August 8th, 1936 in Elwood, Victoria. John-Michael is also known as 'Hollywood'.


Scott Howson is a hockey player. He was most prominent from 1981 to 1986. Scott was born on April 9th, 1960 in Toronto.


Damien Howson is an athlete for the Orica–GreenEDGE. Damien was born on August 13th, 1992 in Adelaide.


Frank Howson is a film director, producer, screenwriter., record producer, singer, songwriter., theatre producer, director, and script writer.He was most prominent from 1959 to present. Frank was given the name Frank Michael Howson in 1952 in Melbourne, Australia. Frank is also known as Frankie Howson.


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Popularity of Howson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Howson U.S.
  White 86.67% 64.26%
  African American 10.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Howson

People with the last name Howson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Howson

  • How Popular is the name Howson? As a last name Howson was the 26,110th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Howson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Howson is Friday, March 16th, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Howson? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Howson. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Howson: Your name in reverse order is Noswoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wohnso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Howson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 938 people with the last name Howson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Howson? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Howson as their last name since less than 1 person in 313k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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