Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 20,925 people named Houghton in the UK. That makes it the 481th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 331 are named Houghton.
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Related and similar surnamesHowton
The Houghton surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.