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Heighton Name Meaning

English (Midlands): apparently a habitational name from South Heighton in East Sussex, named from Old English heah ‘high’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. However, the high concentration of the modern name in the Midland region suggests that in many cases it is likely to be a variant of Hayton, specifically from the places so named in Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Deighton, Leighton, Houghton, Haughton, Brighton, Oughton, Henton

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Heighton Family Origin

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Heighton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Dress Making

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heighton. The most common Heighton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Heighton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heighton family was Dress Making.

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