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Highland Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hyland. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Heiland.

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


Similar surnames: Hiland, Houghland, Hogland, Highlander, Wigand, Gilland, Irland

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Highland Family Origin

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Highland Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    10%
  • Ag. Lab.

    3%
  • Bricklayers Laborer

    3%
  • Brickwork Labourer

    3%

In 1881, labourer, Ag. Lab. and Bricklayers Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highland. A less common occupation for the Highland family was Brickwork Labourer. The most common Highland occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Highland's were Labourers.

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Highland Historical Records

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Highland Life Expectancy

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