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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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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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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Dress Making

    7%

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Heighton Historical Records

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Heighton Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, Heighton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Heighton in 1964 was 79, and 67 in 2004.

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