Houghton Surname Origin
(Locality). A town in Lancashire, England. Saxon, from hoog, or hoch, high, and ton, a hill, castle, or town.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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