Last name: HOUGHTON

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HOUGHTON : This last name is indexed 202,747 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HOUGHTON : English:: 1: habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though some have different etymologies; for example Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire) which derives from Old English halh ‘nook corner of land’ + tūn and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon) which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn.2: variant of Haughton.

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