First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Houghton, Howell, Howel, Howells, Howden, Howe
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of various places, for
example in Cheshire and Derbyshire, so named from Old English
hōh ‘spur of a hill’ (literally ‘heel’). This widespread
surname is especially common in Lancashire.
- Irish (County
Limerick): variant of Haugh 1.
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