Houghton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Haughton in Nottinghamshire also has this origin, and may have contributed to the surname. A smaller group of Houghtons, with examples in Lancashire and South Yorkshire, have as their first element Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In the case of isolated examples in Devon and East Yorkshire, the first elements appear to be unattested Old English personal names or bynames, of which the forms approximate to Huhha and Hofa respectively, but the meanings are unknown.

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List of People with Surname Houghton

According to our database, there are a total of 4,517 people with the surname Houghton. Among these people surnamed Houghton, there are about 668 distinct names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. James Houghton, Donald Houghton and Linda Houghton are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Houghton, with 45, 44 and 41 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Houghton, with a total of 469 people, and there are a total of 285 distinct names among these people. Florida is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Houghton, with a total of 334 people and an average of 227 distinct names.