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Origin

HOUSTON : Local. From the parishof Houston, in Renfrewshire, Scotland. There is an old tradition, that in the reign of Malcolm IV., a.d. 1153, Hugh Padvinan obtained a grant of the barony of Kilpeter, from Baldwin of Biggar, sheriff of Lanark, and hence called Hughstown, corrupted into Houstoun. These Houstons were of great consideration in Renfrewshire. View the HOUSTON results.

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