Highman Family History

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Highman Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall man (see High).

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

Similar surnames: Digman, Hochman, Lightman, Richman, Higman, Hillman, Hickman, Higham

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Highman Family Origin

Where is the Highman family from?

Highman Family Occupations

What did your Highman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Highman occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 5% of Highman's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Highman family was Annuitant. Carpenter, Colonial Broker and Innkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highman.

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  • Carpenter

  • Colonial Broker

  • Innkeeper

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Highman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Highman Historical Records

What Highman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Highman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Highman 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 790 immigration records available for the last name Highman. 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 447 military records available for the last name Highman. For the veterans among your Highman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Highman Life Expectancy

What is the average Highman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Highman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Highman in 1954 was 42, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Highman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Highman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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