Boughton Family History
Boughton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of numerous places so named. Those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire) Lincolnshire Norfolk Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire are named from Old English bucc ‘goat’ or the Old English byname Bucca with the same meaning (see Buck ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’; those in Cheshire and Kent are named with Old English bōc ‘beech’ + tūn.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press