Howe (surname)

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Howe, when derived from the Old Norse: haugr, means hill, knoll, or mound and may refer to a tumulus, or barrow.[1] However when derived from Old English: hol, it can refer to a hollow or dell.[2]

Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. ^ Kenneth Cameron, (1963), English Place-names, page 117. Taylor & Francis
  2. ^ Eric Partridge, (1977), Origins: A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English, page 1370. Routledge. ISBN 0203421140