Houston Family History
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Houston Name Meaning
habitational name from a place near Glasgow, Scotland, named with the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh + Middle English tune, toun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ (Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’). The landlord in question is a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c.1160. The Scottish surname is common in Ulster. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uisdein, Mac Uistein (see McCutcheon).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press