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Roughton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Roughton or Wroughton. Roughton, Lincolnshire, the most likely source of the surname according to its present-day distribution, and Roughton, Norfolk, are both named from Old English ruh ‘rough’ or Old Norse rugr ‘rye’ + tun ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. Roughton, Shropshire is named with Old English ruh + tun, and Wroughton, Wiltshire (the least likely source of the surname) from Worf, a Celtic river name meaning ‘winding stream’, + Old English tun.

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


Similar surnames: Boughton, Houghton, Oughton, Broughton, Doughton, Troughton, Haughton

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Roughton Family Origin

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Roughton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Black Smith

    3%
  • Dyer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Roughton family was Dyer. Farmer, Keeping House and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roughton. The most common Roughton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Roughton's were Farmers.

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