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Highman Family History

Highman Name Meaning

English: variant of Hayman .

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


Similar surnames: Digman, Hochman, Lightman, Richman, Higman, Hillman, Hickman, Higham

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Where is the Highman family from?

You can see how Highman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Highman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Highman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Highman family living in Connecticut. This was about 33% of all the recorded Highman's in USA. Connecticut and 2 other states had the highest population of Highman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Highman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Highman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Highman. 26% of Highman men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Highman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Highman were Clerk and Sewing Machine Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Servant
    25%
  • Secty
    25%
  • Sewing Machine Operator
    25%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Highman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Highman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 790 immigration records available for the last name Highman. 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 Cards

There are 447 military records available for the last name Highman. For the veterans among your Highman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Highman lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Highman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Highman in 1954 was 42, and 89 in 2004.

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