Roughton Family History
Roughton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places named Roughton or Wroughton. Roughton, Lincolnshire, the most likely source of the surname according to its present-day distribution, and Roughton, Norfolk, are both named from Old English ruh ‘rough’ or Old Norse rugr ‘rye’ + tun ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. Roughton, Shropshire is named with Old English ruh + tun, and Wroughton, Wiltshire (the least likely source of the surname) from Worf, a Celtic river name meaning ‘winding stream’, + Old English tun.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press