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Oughton Name Meaning

Scottish: Black quotes other sources which explain this as a variant of Houghton, or of Aughton, which may be a form of Acton; but he offers the example of an Admiral Oughton of Cullen, Banff, who changed his name from Haughty to Oughton in the late 18th or early 19th century. Possibly an altered spelling of Aughton, an English habitational name from any of three places, in Humberside, Lancashire, and South Yorkshire, named with Old English ac ‘oak’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Houghton, Roughton, Boughton, Doughton, Auton, Haughton, Laughton

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Oughton Family Origin

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Oughton Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Oughton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Oughton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oughton family was Bottoming Chairs. Farmer, Coal Miner and Boiler In Rolling Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oughton.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Boiler In Rolling Mill

    6%
  • Bottoming Chairs

    6%

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Oughton Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Oughton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Oughton. For the veterans among your Oughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oughton Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Oughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Oughton in 1958 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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