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Houston


Meaning 'of Houston', a locational name. Variants Houston, Houstoun, Huston. From the Barony of the name in Lanarkshire. The ancient family of Houston originally bore the name Paduinan, from a place of that name in Lanarkshire. In the reign of Malcolm IV Baldwin de Bigre gave the lands of Kilpeter to Hugh de Paduinan, who appears as a witness to the foundation charter of the Abbey of Paisley between 1165-1173.Hugh's son Reginald, obtained a confirmation of these lands.Hugh, son of Reginald again, obtained a charter from Walter Fitz-Alan, High Steward, now become superior of the lands, werein it is narrated that his father and grandfather held the lands of the family of Bigre. The Barony had now taken its Saxon name from the settlement of the first of these Old Lords- Huston or 'Villa Hugonis.


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