Highlander Family History

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Highlander Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Heilander, probably a topographic name composed of Middle High German höu ‘hay’ + land ‘land’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Englander, Sealander, Oblander, Lander, Bolander, Hogland, Glander

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Highlander Family Origin

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Highlander Family Occupations

What did your Highlander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highlander. A less common occupation for the Highlander family was Farm Hand. The most common Highlander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Highlander's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Hand


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

Highlander Historical Records

What Highlander family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Highlander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Highlander 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 62 immigration records available for the last name Highlander. 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 451 military records available for the last name Highlander. For the veterans among your Highlander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Highlander Life Expectancy

What is the average Highlander lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Highlander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Highlander in 1941 was 30, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Highlander

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Highlander 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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