When Howard Baker Houghton Jr. was born on 30 June 1922, in Vincennes, Vincennes Township, Knox, Indiana, United States, his father, Howard Baker Houghton, was 27 and his mother, Mary Prudence Woodburn, was 26. He married Betty Jean Wood. He lived in Huntington, Huntington Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1940 and Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States in 2013. He died on 21 June 1999, in Macon, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States.
habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some have different etymologies; for example, Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire), which derives from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn, and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon), which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn.
variant of Haughton .