Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish (mainly County Clare): shortened form of O’Haugh,
an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEachach ‘descendant of
Eochu’, possibly a pet form of Eochaidh, Eachaidh
- English: topographic name from
Middle English haw, haugh ‘enclosure’ (Old English
haga), or a habitational name from a place named with this word
such as Haugh in Lincolnshire. Compare Haw.
- English: topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or hollow, from
Middle English haulgh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’, ‘recess’ (Old English
h(e)alh; see Hale), or a habitational name from Haulgh
in Lancashire, named from this word.
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