NOTES ON SURNAMES (HULL) 48

POUGHER There are Poughers on record in Hull and in Beverley in the 1840s.
This is a surname that gets a mention in Reaney and Wilson’s dictionary of English surnames, but no examples of the name are listed. This is the entry, verbatim –

Pougher a derivative of OE pohha ‘a bag’, synonymous with poghwebbe, cf. John le Poghwebbesone 1306 AssSt , ‘son of Poughwebbe’, the weaver of bags.

OE = Old English; AssSt = assizes, Somerset, a county far from East Yorkshire where Pougher is best represented.

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