Haugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Haugh family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Haugh comes from the Old French personal name Haueis and the Old German personal name Hadewidis, which literally means battlewide. The surname Haugh may also be derived from residence "at the haw", which refers to a garth, yard, or enclosure. [1]

Another source presumes that the name was derived from "dweller by the enclosure", from the Old English "haga" or Old Norse "hagi." "Hawe is clearly a pet-form of some common name, but of what it is difficult to decide. It may be for Old English for 'Hafoc.' " [2]

Early Origins of the Haugh family

The surname Haugh was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where we found Alan del Hawes, Cambridgeshire; John de la Hawe, Huntingdonshire; Peter in le Hawe, Kent; Reginald filius Hawise, Cambridgeshire; Richard Hawyse, Oxfordshire; and Hawis de Stanweye, Norfolk. [1]

In the early years, the name was used as both a forename and surname as seen by this entry in the Assize Rolls for Cheshire in 1286: Hawe de Bolinton. And more often than not, the name was used in a singular form as in William and Thomas Hawe who were listed in the Susidy Rolls of 1275 in Worcestershire. [2]

Early Norfolk records showed Maurice atte-Hawe, was Rector of Frethorp, Norfolk in 1349 and William atte-Hawe, was Rector of Newton, Norfolk in 1362. [3]

In the far south and west, in the parish of Stratton, Cornwall we found this interesting entry for the family: "Towards the conclusion of the fourteenth century, these estates were carried by an heiress to Sir Richard Haweis, whose daughter married, first, Sir John Tresilian, chief justice of the King's Bench, and, then Sir, John Coleshill, to whom Guy de Blanchminster rector of Lansalloes, released in 1393, all right in the manors of Stratton and Binnamy. From this family they were carried by an heiress to a younger branch of the Arundells, which becoming extinct, they were divided among its numerous representatives." [4]

Early History of the Haugh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haugh research. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1327, 1379, 1378, 1332, 1523, 1606, 1606, 1603, 1668, 1603, 1604, 1623, 1627, 1665 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Haugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haugh Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Haugh include Hawes, Hawe, Haugh, Haughes, Hause and others.

Early Notables of the Haugh family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Stephen Hawes (died 1523), a popular English poet during the Tudor period. His best known work was "The History of Graunde Amour and la Bel Pucel, conteining the knowledge of the Seven Sciences and the Course of Mans Life in this Woride or The Passetyme of Pleasure." Edward Hawes (fl. 1606), was an English poet, was author of 'Trayterous Percyes and Catesbyes Prosopopeia. Written by Edward Hawes, Scholler at Westminster, a Youth of sixteene yeers...
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Haugh Ranking

In the United States, the name Haugh is the 8,570th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [5]


United States Haugh migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Haugh or a variant listed above:

Haugh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mrs. Lucas Haugh, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haugh (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. Ted H. Haugh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940 [7]
  • Sean Haugh (b. 1960), American Libertarian politician, North Carolina Libertarian State Chair, 1997-2000; Candidate for North Carolina State Senate 13th District, 2000; Candidate for U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 2002 [7]
  • Paul Haugh (b. 1896), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Vernon County; Elected 1958 [7]
  • John Harms Haugh (b. 1910), American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives; Speaker of the Arizona State House of Representatives, 1969-70 [7]
  • Henry A. Haugh, American politician, First Selectman of Derby, Connecticut, 1926 [7]
  • Harold L. Haugh, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Roseville, Michigan, 2007; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 22nd District; Elected 2012 [7]
  • Gertrude Haugh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1960 [7]
  • Haugh C. Fox, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, 1930 [8]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Page, William (ed), A History of the County of Norfolk. London: Victoria County History, 1906. Print
  4. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  5. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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