Welcome to my family history pages
My intention with this site is to share my family history research in the hope that it might be useful to others out there who are looking for the same people. Most of my efforts have been directed to my Houghtons who, for the most part confined themselves to the south Lancashire region of England, around the Newton-le-Willows and Widnes area. In time I will also present the results of the various searches for the other family surnames that I have been collecting over the years.
For those who have asked about pronunciation, my experience is that it varies from region to region; In and around Lancashire, Houghton is pronounced Hor-ton. Where I live in Leicestershire the name is pronounced How-ton (a Bedfordshire Houghton I know also uses this form too). When I was a student in Scotland, people would call me Hoo-ton or Huff-ton (amongst other things :))
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