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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Haughton family, who 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. There are numerous places son named in England and an individual case of the name may derive from any of those locations.

Haughton Early Origins



The surname Haughton 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Haughton Spelling Variations


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Haughton Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Haughton, Houghton, Hoctor, Hector and others.

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Haughton Early History


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Haughton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haughton research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1114, 1130, 1605, 1691, 1720 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Haughton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haughton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haughton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haughton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haughton In Ireland


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Haughton In Ireland



Some of the Haughton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 199 words (14 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Haughton or a variant listed above:

Haughton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Haughton, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629
  • Thomas Haughton settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Haughton settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Gerard Haughton settled in Barbados in 1639
  • George Haughton, who arrived in Maryland in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Haughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Haughton, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Haughton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Haughton, aged 22, who landed in America from Headford, Co. Kerry, Ireland, in 1906
  • Edmond Haughton, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Dora Haughton, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1908
  • Charles Haughton, aged 20, who settled in America from Carrigallen, Ireland, in 1909
  • Annie Haughton, aged 16, who landed in America from Ahaseragh, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Haughton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary A. Haughton, aged 10, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

Haughton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. H. Haughton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1870
  • Joseph Haughton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lorraine" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haughton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haughton (post 1700)



  • Percy Duncan Haughton (1876-1924), American football and baseball player and coach
  • Richard Haughton, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from Massachusetts, 1839
  • Nicholas Haughton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 16th District, 1872
  • William R "Billy" Haughton (1923-1986), American harness driver and trainer with a career record of 4,910 wins
  • Simon J. Haughton (b. 1975), English professional rugby league and rugby union footballer
  • Richard Haughton (b. 1980), English rugby union footballer
  • Sidney Henry Haughton (1888-1982), English-born South African paleontologist and geologist
  • Colin Haughton (b. 1972), English badminton player
  • James Haughton (1795-1873), Irish social reformer and temperance activist
  • Henry "Harry" Haughton (1886-1958), Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Haughton Historic Events


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Haughton Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Cyril Haughton (b. 1913), English Warrant Engineer serving for the Royal Navy from Rainham, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. F Haughton, British C O A, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Haughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haughton 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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