Highfield Family History

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Highfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous minor places so called from Old English heah ‘high’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ (see Field).

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

Similar surnames: Winfield, Ashfield, Hatfield, Whitefield, Hadfield, Hairfield

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Highfield Family Origin

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Highfield Family Occupations

What did your Highfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Highfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Highfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highfield. A less common occupation for the Highfield family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Highfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Highfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Highfield 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 Highfield. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Highfield. For the veterans among your Highfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Highfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Highfield lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Highfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Highfield in 1953 was 40, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Highfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Highfield 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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