Houghy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Houghy family

The surname Houghy was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire. The family originated in Howie, which is now believed to be an obsolete place name. [1]

Early History of the Houghy family

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Houghy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Howie, Howe, Howey, Howy and others.

Early Notables of the Houghy family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Howe or Howie, principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen, author of De Aeterna Dei Procidentia, Basel, 1591, Latinized his name Hovaeus. Archibald Howie was burgess of Glasgow...
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Ireland Migration of the Houghy family to Ireland

Some of the Houghy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Houghy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Houghy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Houghy, who arrived in America in 1808 [2]


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)


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