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Highland Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant spelling of Hyland. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Heiland.

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


Similar surnames: Hiland, Houghland, Hogland, Highlander, Wigand, Gilland, Irland

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Highland Family Origin

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Highland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Miner

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highland. The most common Highland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Highland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Highland family was Miner.

Source: Census data for Highland | Data not to scale

Highland Historical Records

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Highland Life Expectancy

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