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Hough Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): from Middle English hoʒ Old English hōh ‘heel spur of land ridge’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived by such a feature or habitational from a place so named such as Hough in Cheshire. This name has the same origin as Howe : Hough is from the nominative case (Old English hōh) while Howe from the dative singular. See also Howes . Irish: variant of Haugh .

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

Similar surnames: Haugh, Hugh, Hougham, Bough, Lough, Tough, Hodge, Houge, Pough

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Where is the Hough family from?

You can see how Hough families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hough family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hough families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 87 Hough families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hough's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hough families in 1840.
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What did your Hough ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hough. 14% of Hough men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hough women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hough were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Hough. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Hough. For the veterans among your Hough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hough lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hough in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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