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Where did the English Houghland family come from? What is the English Houghland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Houghland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Houghland family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Houghland comes from when the family resided in one of four places named Hoyland in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Houghland belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Houghland include Howland, Hoyland and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houghland research. Another 292 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1591, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Houghland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 30 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houghland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Howland came over on the "Mayflower" in 1620 with his Elizabeth Carver; Henry Howland settled in New England in 1630; along with Arthur; Joseph Howland arrived in New York in 1820..
The Houghland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houghland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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