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Oughton Name Meaning

Scottish: Black quotes other sources which explain this as a variant of Houghton, or of Aughton, which may be a form of Acton; but he offers the example of an Admiral Oughton of Cullen, Banff, who changed his name from Haughty to Oughton in the late 18th or early 19th century. Possibly an altered spelling of Aughton, an English habitational name from any of three places, in Humberside, Lancashire, and South Yorkshire, named with Old English ac ‘oak’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Houghton, Roughton, Boughton, Doughton, Auton, Haughton, Laughton

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You can see how Oughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Oughton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Oughton families living in Manitoba. This was about 38% of all the recorded Oughton's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Oughton families in 1911.
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What did your Oughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Engineer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Oughton. 50% of Oughton men worked as an Engineer.

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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

  • Engineer
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 982 military records available for the last name Oughton. For the veterans among your Oughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oughton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Oughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Oughton in 1958 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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