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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

Similar surnames: Hough, Houghton, Higham, Southam, Brougham, Dunham, Worsham, Gorham

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You can see how Hougham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hougham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hougham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Hougham families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Hougham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hougham families in 1911.
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What did your Hougham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hougham. 100% of Hougham men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Passenger Lists

There are 312 immigration records available for the last name Hougham. 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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There are 583 military records available for the last name Hougham. For the veterans among your Hougham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hougham lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hougham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Hougham in 1950 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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