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The origins of the Hougland name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near a hill or steep ridge of land. The surname Hougland 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 Hougland 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.

Hougland Early Origins



The surname Hougland 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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Hougland Spelling Variations


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Hougland Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hougland were recorded, including Hough, Huff, Houfe, Hoff, Hoffe and others.

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Hougland Early History


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Hougland Early History



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

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Hougland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hougland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hougland In Ireland


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Hougland In Ireland



Some of the Hougland 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 oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hougland family emigrate to North America:

Hougland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Kristian Hougland, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Erik R. Hougland, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1896

Hougland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Karl Hougland, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1924
  • Alfred Hougland, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hougland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hougland (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Marion Hougland (1930-1952), American two-time gold medalist basketball player at the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Jefferey Ryan Hougland (b. 1978), American mixed martial artist
  • John S. Hougland, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Boonville, Indiana, 1854

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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)

Other References

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  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hougland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hougland 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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