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There are a number of variations of the spelling of Howard in the various Howard families. These variations include
Hayword, Haward and many others.
The Howard family has been a dominant English noble family with extensive properties
for many centuries. (longer than the United States has existed.) The first Howard in England reportedly showed up about 1221 in
The name Howard has several origins. The Anglo Saxon version of the name means high warden or high leader. There are Norse
and French versions also.
Most of the Howard settlers in the United States came from England or Wales. The earliest documented Howard
in our line is Captain John R Howard who was born in England in 1738. Our line of
descendants from Captain John R Howard may be seen here.
Our closest Howard relative is Lucille Howard who married James Edward
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