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Highfill Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Heuvel, a nickname or topographic name from Middle Dutch hoevel, heuvel ‘hump’, ‘mound’. Possibly an altered form of Highfield.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Coghill, High, Rishell, Whitmill, Hight, Grill, Lightell

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Highfill Family Origin

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Highfill Family Occupations

What did your Highfill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highfill. The most common Highfill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Highfill's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Highfill family was Farming-Preaching.

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Farming

    30%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming-Preaching

    2%

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

Highfill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Highfill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Highfill 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Highfill. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Highfill. For the veterans among your Highfill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Highfill Life Expectancy

What is the average Highfill lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Highfill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Highfill in 1953 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Highfill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Highfill 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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