Highley Family History

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Highley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, for example one in Shropshire, which was named in Old English as ‘Hugga’s woodland clearing’, from an unattested personal name + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Hughley, Keighley, Wigley, Hindley, Hagley, Hockley, Huxley, Hensley

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Highley Family Origin

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Highley Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    7%
  • Wire Drawer

    5%
  • Hammerman (Iron)

    3%
  • Butcher

    2%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Wire Drawer and Hammerman (Iron) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highley. The most common Highley occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 7% of Highley's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Highley family was Butcher.

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Highley Historical Records

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Highley Life Expectancy

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