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Houston Family History

Houston Name Meaning
habitational name from a place near Glasgow, Scotland, named with the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh + Middle English tune, toun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ (Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’). The landlord in question is a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c.1160. The Scottish surname is common in Ulster.Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uisdein, Mac Uistein (see McCutcheon).

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

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Name Distribution of Houston Families

  • Number of Houston families
     323 - 643
     108 - 322
     1 - 107
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Houston families
     104 - 205
     35 - 103
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Houston families
     646 - 1,290
     216 - 645
     1 - 215
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Houston Family Origin

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Houston Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Houston

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Houston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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