Haught History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Haught is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Haught family lived in Haughton, Cheshire. The name of this place derives from the Old English word halh, which means nook or recess, and tun, which means village or settlement. 
Early Origins of the Haught family
The surname Haught was first found in Cheshire at Haughton (or Haughton Moss), a village and civil parish. This village is by far the largest of the listings of the place name in England. Looking back further, there are at least three listings of the place name Haughton in the Domesday Book in its earliest forms: Hoctum in Nottinghamshire; Haustone in Shropshire; and Halstone or Haltone in Staffordshire. 
Today Haughton Castle is a privately owned country mansion near the village of Humshaugh, Northumberland and dates back to the 13th century when it was a tower house. It was enlarged and fortified in the 14th century. By the 16th century, the castle had fallen into ruin but by the early 19th century the ruins were converted into the mansion it is today. Houghton Hall is a country house in Norfolk, England built for British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.
Another early branch of the family was found at Hooton, again in Cheshire. "This place, in the Domesday Book, is included in the possessions of Richard de Vernon, the Norman Baron of Shipbrook, under whom it was held by a family named Hotone, which became extinct in the male line in the reign of Richard I. It then passed by marriage to Randle Walensis or Welshman, after which alliance, his family occasionally assumed the name of Hotone." 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed John de Haleghton, Yorkshire; and Alexander de Houhton, Cambridgeshire. 
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls included: Matilda de Halghton, huswyf, webster, 1370; and Willelmus de Halghton, 1379. 
The Assize Rolls of Staffordshire included: Robert de Haleghton in 1242. 
Adam de Houghton or Houtone (d. 1389), was Bishop of St. David's and Chancellor of England, "born at Caerforiog in the parish of Whitchurch, near St. David's, but his name clearly shows that his family was of English or Norman origin. Foss's conjecture that he was a son of John de Houghton, Baron of the Exchequer in 1347, seems untenable. Adam de Houghton was educated at Oxford, where he took the degree of doctor of laws. " 
Early History of the Haught family
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Haught Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Haught has been recorded under many different variations, including Haughton, Houghton, Hoctor, Hector and others.
Early Notables of the Haught family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Houghton (1488?-1535), English prior of the London Charterhouse, born in Essex of honourable parents in or about 1488, studied at Cambridge, and took the degrees of B.A. and LL.B. "His parents then wished him to marry, but as he had resolved to embrace the ecclesiastical life, he left them and dwelt in concealment with a devout priest until he could himself take holy orders. " 
Sir Robert Houghton (1548-1624), was an English judge, son of John Houghton of Gunthorpe, Norfolk and was born at Gunthorpe on 3...
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Migration of the Haught family to Ireland
Some of the Haught family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Haught migration to the United States +
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Haughts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Haught Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harry Haught, originally from Bootle, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England 
- Albert H. Haught, aged 33, destined for Indianapolis, Ind., arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Bordeaux, France 
- Cecilia P. Haught, aged 20, destined for Washington, D. C., U. S. A., arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Cantigney" from Antwerp, Belgium 
- Estella C. Haught, destined for Washington, D. C., U. S. A., arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Cantigney" from Antwerp, Belgium 
Contemporary Notables of the name Haught (post 1700) +
- John F. Haught, American Roman Catholic theologian
- Gary Allen Haught (b. 1970), American former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics in the 1997 season
- James F. Haught (b. 1924), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Wood County, 1959-60 
- Eldon J. Haught, American Democrat politician, Chair of Ritchie County Democratic Party, 1969-70, 1983; Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 7th District, 1976 
- Dale A. Haught, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 19th District, 1970 
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The Haught Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Malgre le tort
Motto Translation: Despite the wrong.
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- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-5ML : 6 December 2014), Harry Haught, 29 Sep 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port N.Y., ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q4-V66 : 6 December 2014), Albert H. Haught, 01 Jan 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNLZ-YM2 : 6 December 2014), Cecilia P. Haught, 30 Jun 1922; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Cantigney, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNLZ-YML : 6 December 2014), Estella C. Haught, 30 Jun 1922; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Cantigney, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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