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Oughton Name Meaning

Scottish: Black quotes other sources which explain this as a variant of Houghton, or of Aughton, which may be a form of Acton; but he offers the example of an Admiral Oughton of Cullen, Banff, who changed his name from Haughty to Oughton in the late 18th or early 19th century. Possibly an altered spelling of Aughton, an English habitational name from any of three places, in Humberside, Lancashire, and South Yorkshire, named with Old English ac ‘oak’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Houghton, Roughton, Boughton, Doughton, Auton, Haughton, Laughton

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Oughton Family Origin

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Oughton Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Shipwright

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Oughton family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Oughton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Oughton's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Shipwright and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oughton.

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