Heighton Family History

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Heighton Name Meaning

English (Midlands): apparently a habitational name from South Heighton in East Sussex, named from Old English heah ‘high’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. However, the high concentration of the modern name in the Midland region suggests that in many cases it is likely to be a variant of Hayton, specifically from the places so named in Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Deighton, Leighton, Houghton, Haughton, Brighton, Oughton, Henton

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Heighton Family Origin

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Heighton Family Occupations

What did your Heighton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Railway Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Heighton. 3% of Heighton men worked as a Railway Clerk and 52% of Heighton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heighton were Gardener and Shop Assistant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Railway Clerk
  • Boot shoe Clicker
  • Farrier blacksmith
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Shop Assistant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Heighton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Heighton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heighton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 733 immigration records available for the last name Heighton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 682 military records available for the last name Heighton. For the veterans among your Heighton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heighton Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Heighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Heighton in 1964 was 79, and 67 in 2004.

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