Haugh Family History
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Haugh Name Meaning
Irish (mainly County Clare): shortened form of O’Haugh, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachach ‘descendant of Eochu’, possibly a pet form of Eochaidh, Eachaidh (see Haughey). English: topographic name from Middle English haw, haugh ‘enclosure’ (Old English haga), or a habitational name from a place named with this word such as Haugh in Lincolnshire. Compare Haw. English: topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or hollow, from Middle English haulgh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’, ‘recess’ (Old English h(e)alh; see Hale), or a habitational name from Haulgh in Lancashire, named from this word.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press