Hough Family History
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