Highley Family History

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Highley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, for example one in Shropshire, which was named in Old English as ‘Hugga’s woodland clearing’, from an unattested personal name + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’.

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


Similar surnames: Hughley, Keighley, Wigley, Hindley, Hagley, Hockley, Huxley, Hensley

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Highley Family Origin

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Highley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeps Livery Stable

    3%

In 1880, the most common Highley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Highley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Highley family was Keeps Livery Stable. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highley.

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Highley Historical Records

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Highley Life Expectancy

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