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Higham Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from any of the many places in England so called, of which the most likely source for present-day bearers is that near Burnley. The place name is from Old English heah ‘high’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Ingham, Witham, Bigham, Bingham, Hougham, Isham, Winham, Brigham

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Higham Family Origin

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Higham Family Occupations

What did your Higham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Higham family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Higham occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Higham's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Higham.

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    3%

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Higham Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Higham ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Higham Life Expectancy

What is the average Higham lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, Higham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Higham in 1958 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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