Hougham Family History
Hougham Name Meaning
English (Kent): habitational name from Hougham (Kent) or less often from Hougham (Lincolnshire). The Kent placename may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha or Old English hōh ‘heel spur of land’ + hām ‘village homestead’ while the Lincolnshire placename probably takes its name from Hough on the Hill (a nearby place called with Old English haga ‘hedge enclosure’) + Old English hām ‘village homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022