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Haughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Houghton. Nearly all, including those in Cheshire, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, are named from Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; however, in the case of one in Nottinghamshire, the first element is Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). Irish: in many cases of English origin, but in some a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEacháin (see Haughn) or (in County Tipperary) of Ó hEachtair ‘descendant of Eachtair’, probably a Gaelic form of the personal name Hector.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Houghton, Laughton, Naughton, Boughton, Roughton, Oughton, Heighton

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Where is the Haughton family from?

You can see how Haughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haughton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 106 Haughton families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Haughton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haughton families in 1911.
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What did your Haughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Haughton. 45% of Haughton men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Haughton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haughton were Manager and Aventurier Commis.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Aventurier Commis
    40%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Haughton. For the veterans among your Haughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haughton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Haughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Haughton in 1944 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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