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Highsmith Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a smith, with the distinguishing epithet high, probably denoting one whose forge was at a higher location than another nearby smith.

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


Similar surnames: Smith, Nesmith, Stallsmith, Goldsmith, Shoesmith, Higham, Highley

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Highsmith Family Origin

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Highsmith Family Occupations

What did your Highsmith ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Highsmith occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Highsmith's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Highsmith family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Highsmith.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

Highsmith Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Highsmith Life Expectancy

What is the average Highsmith lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Highsmith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Highsmith in 1953 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Highsmith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Highsmith 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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