Hough Family History

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Hough Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread surname is especially common in Lancashire. Irish (County Limerick): variant of Haugh 1.

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

Similar surnames: Haugh, Hugh, Hougham, Bough, Lough, Tough, Hodge, Houge, Pough

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Hough Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hough name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hough. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Hough Family Origin

Where is the Hough family from?

Hough Family Occupations

What did your Hough ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hough family was Farmer Son. The most common Hough occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Hough's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Cultivateur Fils were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hough.

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  • Farmer

  • Cultivateur

  • Cultivateur Fils

  • Farmer Son


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hough ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hough Historical Records

What Hough family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 179,000 census records available for the last name Hough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hough census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Hough. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Hough. For the veterans among your Hough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hough Life Expectancy

What is the average Hough lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hough in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hough ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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