Mary Houghton

27 April 1670–
Winwick, Lancashire, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Houghton was christened on 27 April 1670, in Winwick, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Houghton, was 29 and her mother, Ellen Marsh, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Edward Houghton
1641–
Ellen Marsh
1645–1681
Jane Houghton
1667–
Mary Houghton
1667–
Margret Houghton
1669–
Mary Houghton
1670–
John Houghton
1673–
Jane Houghton
1674–
Alice or Alicia Houghton
1675–

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, get the name from Old English hōh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ (literally ‘heel’) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Haughton in Nottinghamshire also has this origin, and may have contributed to the surname. A smaller group of Houghtons, with examples in Lancashire and South Yorkshire, have as their first element Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In the case of isolated examples in Devon and East Yorkshire, the first elements appear to be unattested Old English personal names or bynames, of which the forms approximate to Huhha and Hofa respectively, but the meanings are unknown.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Houghton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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