Howley Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, and West Yorkshire. The first is from a lost place in Lower Bebington, named from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + weg ‘way’; the second is from Old English hol + leah ‘woodland clearing’; and the last, Howley Hall in Moreley, is from Old English hofe ‘ground ivy’ + leah. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUallaigh ‘descendant of Uallach’, a personal name or byname from uallach ‘proud’.

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List of People with Surname Howley

As far as we found, there are a total of 979 people with the surname Howley. Among these people surnamed Howley, there are around 222 different names, with an average of 4 people sharing the same name. James Howley, William Howley and John Howley are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Howley, with 30, 23 and 15 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that Florida has the greatest number of people surnamed Howley, with a total of 92 people, and there are a total of 72 different names among these people. Pennsylvania is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Howley, with a total of 106 people and an average of 70 different names.