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Boughton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so named. Those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire are named from the Old English byname Bucca (see Buck 1) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; those in Cheshire and Kent are named with Old English boc ‘beech’ + tun.

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

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Name Distribution of Boughton Families

  • Number of Boughton families
     93 - 183
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boughton families
     126 - 249
     43 - 125
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Boughton last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Boughton Family Origin

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Boughton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Boughton

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Boughton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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