Howard Priest in the US

  1. #3,395,095 Howard Pettus
  2. #3,395,096 Howard Pharr
  3. #3,395,097 Howard Pickard
  4. #3,395,098 Howard Ponder
  5. #3,395,099 Howard Priest
  6. #3,395,100 Howard Propst
  7. #3,395,101 Howard Prough
  8. #3,395,102 Howard Raab
  9. #3,395,103 Howard Raff
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Meaning & Origins

Transferred use of the surname of an English noble family. The surname has a large number of possible origins, but in the case of the noble family early forms often have the spelling Haward, and so it is probably from a Scandinavian personal name derived from hā ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’. (The traditional derivation from the Old English name Hereweard ‘army guardian’ is untenable.) It is now a widespread given name.
246th in the U.S.
English (mainly West Midlands): from Middle English pr(i)est ‘minister of the Church’ (Old English prēost, from Latin presbyter, Greek presbyteros ‘elder’, ‘counselor’, comparative of presbys ‘old man’), used as a nickname, either for someone with a pious manner or possibly for someone who had played the part of a priest in a pageant. It may also have been an occupational name for someone in the service of a priest, and occasionally it may have been used to denote someone suspected of being the son of a priest.
2,321st in the U.S.

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