Houghton Family History
Houghton Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though some have different etymologies; for example Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire) which derives from Old English halh ‘nook corner of land’ + tūn and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon) which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn. variant of Haughton .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press