(Work in Progress) Icons used in the Houghton Surname Project Website

Names in the Houghton Surname Project Website often have 1 or more icons alongside the given name.

The following explains what each icon means:

   Female

   Male

   Ralph Houghton Desc. Ralph Houghton of Lancaster MA descendant

  John Houghton Desc. John Houghton of Lancaster MA descendant

   John Houghton of NJ Desc. John Houghton of New Jersey descendant

   Elijah Houghton Desc. Elijah Houghton of Virginia descendant

   Military Houghtons/Haughtons who were in the US Military

   Slave HolderHoughtons/Haughtons who owned slaves in the pre-Civil War south

   African American Houghtons/Haughtons who were African American

   Native American Houghtons/Haughtons who were Native American

   Unconnected Houghtons/Haughtons: Houghtons unrelated to major Houghton lines listed below

   Foreign line Houghtons/Haughtons: Houghtons descended from a known Houghton who was born in foreign country, mostly in England and Ireland after 1700 and immigrated to USA