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The lineage of the name Hough begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near a hill or steep ridge of land. The surname Hough is usually derived from the Old English word hoh, which means heel or projecting ridge of land. However, it is sometimes derived from the Old Norse word haugr, which means mound or hill. Furthermore, the name Hough may be derived from residence in one of a variety of similarly named places: Hoe is in Norfolk; Hoo is in Kent; places called Hooe are in Devon and Sussex; Hose is in Leicestershire; places named Heugh are in Durham and Northumberland; and settlements called Hough are found in both Cheshire and Derby.

Hough Early Origins



The surname Hough was first found in Cheshire at Hough, a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East which dates back to the 13th century when it was first listed as Hoh c. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hough Spelling Variations


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Hough Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hough has undergone many spelling variations, including Hough, Huff, Houfe, Hoff, Hoffe and others.

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Hough Early History


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Hough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hough research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1651, 1743, 1699, 1717, 1681 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Hough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hough In Ireland


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Hough In Ireland



Some of the Hough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hough were among those contributors:

Hough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Atherton Hough settled in Boston in 1633
  • Atherton Hough, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633
  • John Hough, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Richard Hough, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Francis Hough, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Petter Hough, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Jacob Hough, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Philip Hough, who landed in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • George Hough, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • Hans Jurg Hough, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Hough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hough, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837
  • Robert Hough, who arrived in Mississippi in 1853
  • Joseph T Hough, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1866

Hough Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Barnabas Hough U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Broner Hough U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Elijah Hough U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Hough U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Hough U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Hough, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • William Hough arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • James Hough arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Ellen Hough arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • William Hough arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Hough landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • William Hough, aged 34, a millwright, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Ann Hough, aged 24, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Ellen Susannah Hough, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Hough, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hough (post 1700)



  • George Washington Hough (1836-1909), American astronomer who discovered 627 double stars
  • David Hough (1753-1831), American politician, a farmer, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire (1803-1805)
  • David L. Hough (b. 1937), American writer on motorcycle rider safety, education and training
  • Walter Hough Ph.D. (1859-1935), American ethnologist
  • Richard R. Hough (1917-1992), American engineer and executive at Bell Labs and AT&T, recipient of the the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1980)
  • Julianne Alexandra Hough (b. 1988), American Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nominated professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress
  • Franklin B. Hough (1822-1885), American scientist, historian, and the first chief of the United States Division of Forestry
  • Emerson Hough (1857-1923), American author best known for writing western stories
  • Derek Hough (b. 1985), American three-time Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nominated dancer, choreographer, musician and actor
  • Charles Oliver "Charlie" Hough (b. 1948), retired American Major League Baseball knuckleball pitcher
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Hough


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Suggested Readings for the name Hough



  • Hough and Huff Families of the U.S. by Granville W. Hough.
  • Hough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1683-1850 by Orville Louis Hough.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Hough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hough 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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