Haughton Family History

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Haughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Houghton. Nearly all, including those in Cheshire, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, are named from Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; however, in the case of one in Nottinghamshire, the first element is Old English hoh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). Irish: in many cases of English origin, but in some a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEacháin (see Haughn) or (in County Tipperary) of Ó hEachtair ‘descendant of Eachtair’, probably a Gaelic form of the personal name Hector.

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

Similar surnames: Houghton, Laughton, Naughton, Boughton, Roughton, Oughton, Heighton

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Haughton Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Haughton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Benin/Togo


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


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Haughton Family Origin

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Haughton Family Occupations

What did your Haughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Haughton. A less common occupation for the Haughton family was Keeping House. The most common Haughton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Haughton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Haughton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Haughton. For the veterans among your Haughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Haughton Life Expectancy

What is the average Haughton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Haughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Haughton in 1944 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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