Mary Houghton

Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Houghton was born in 1805, in Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States, her father, Thomas Houghton Jr., was 42 and her mother, Susannah Crosby, was 37. She died in 1805, at the age of 0.

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Thomas Houghton Jr.
Susannah Crosby
Susanna Houghton
Sally Haughton
Catherine Houghton
Martha Patty Houghton
Thomas Houghton
Rebecca Houghton
Luke Houghton
Mary Houghton

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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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  • Dinsmore Geneology 1620-1925 page 125

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