Hight Family History

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Hight Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or on a piece of raised ground, from Middle English heyt ‘summit’, ‘height’.

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

Similar surnames: Haight, High, Light, Haigh, Wight, Hirst, Knight, Bright, Fish

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Hight Family Origin

Where is the Hight family from?

Hight Family Occupations

What did your Hight ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hight occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 16% of Hight's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carrier and Accountant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hight. A less common occupation for the Hight family was Ag B Smith.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carrier

  • Accountant

  • Ag B Smith


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

Hight Historical Records

What Hight family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Hight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hight 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hight. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hight. For the veterans among your Hight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hight Life Expectancy

What is the average Hight lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hight in 1943 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hight 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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