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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 Howard (1659 - 1715)
    NEWBERRY, BENJAMIN, Windsor, s. of Thomas of Dorchester, b. in Eng. m. 11 June 1646, Mary, only d. of Matthew Allyn, had Mary, b. 10 Mar. 1648, Sarah, 15 June 1650; Hannah, 22 Dec. 1652, d. at 11 yrs.;...
  • Abigail Howard (1705 - 1788)
  • Abigail Furman (1692 - d.)

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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