- Howe, Elias 1819-67; U.S. inventor of a sewing machine
- Howe, Julia Ward 1819-1910; U.S. social reformer & poet
- Howe, Sir William 5th Viscount Howe 1729-1814; commander in chief of Brit. forces in American Revolution (1775-78)
- A tumulus, especially a bowl barrow.
- An English topographic surname for someone who lived by a small hill.