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Houston Name Meaning

habitational name from a place near Glasgow, Scotland, named with the genitive case of the medieval personal name Hugh + Middle English tune, toun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ (Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’). The landlord in question is a certain Hugo de Paduinan, who held the place c.1160. The Scottish surname is common in Ulster. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Uisdein, Mac Uistein (see McCutcheon).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Holston, Hogston, Royston, Moulton, Colston, Rolston, Holton

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Houston Family Origin

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Houston Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Joiner

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Houston. A less common occupation for the Houston family was Joiner. The most common Houston occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Houston's were Coal Miners.

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Famous Houston Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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