c.1400, haute, "high in one's own estimation, haughty," from Old French haut (11c.) "main, principal; proud, noble, dignified; eminent; loud; grand," literally "high," from Latin altus "high" (see old); with initial h- by influence of Frankish hoh "high." Spelling altered 16c. by influence of caught, naught, etc.
Examples from the Web for haught
Haught led the way, I rode next and Romer kept beside me where it was possible to do so.
He had no fear of a bear, for which reason Haught did not like to run him.
"I would suggest that you speak to Miss Haught on this subject, that she may confirm my statement," he said.For Woman's Love|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Possibly he might have killed some of Haught's pigs, but most assuredly he had never harmed me.
Haught was a great teller of tales, and his first story of the evening happened to be about his brother Bill.