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Hightower Family History

Hightower Name Meaning
English: perhaps an altered form of Hayter (see Hight).

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

588,862 Historical Documents with Hightower on Ancestry
87,190 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,180 Military Records
1,428 Immigration Records
56,407 Census and Voter Lists
429,657 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hightower Families

  • Number of Hightower families
     256 - 509
     86 - 255
     1 - 85
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hightower families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hightower last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hightower census records

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Hightower Family Origin

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Hightower Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hightower

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Hightower Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hightower census records

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Hightower Civil War Service Records

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