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Howard family page

This name has been present in Jersey since the early 18th century


L-Cpl John Howard of the Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion, his wife May and son James Irwin, photographed in 1917

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Origins of surname

This surname is derived from the Norman personal name Huard or Heward, which comes from the Germanic hug = 'heart or spirit', hard = 'hardy and brave'; or from the Anglo-Saxon Haward, ha = 'high', varthr = 'guardian'

Early records

William Howard married Catherine Le Sueur in Trinity in 1716. There is no record of their having any children in the island. The first baptism was that of William, son of WIlliam Howard and Anne Balleine, in St Brelade in 1759.

It is interesting that of the 18 male Howards to marry between 1716 and 1840, 11 were called William.


  • Howard
  • Howerd
  • Howarde

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Great War service

Sons of Edgar and Ada Howard, of St Helier

  • Edgar Thomas Howard (1895-1918) Private, Somerset Light Infantry, died of Malaria
  • Robert Vernon Howard (1898-1917) Private, RAMC

  • John Howard, L-Cpl, RJGB, picture above, no further information
  • Charles Thomas Howard (1881- ) (St H) son of Thomas and Mary, Private, Labour Corps
  • Robert Joseph Howard (1901- ) (St Mt) son of Joseph and Augustine Louisa Mary, Signal Boy RN, HMS Princess Margaret


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