Hight Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or on a piece of raised ground, from Middle English heyt ‘summit’, ‘height’.

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


Similar surnames: Haight, High, Light, Haigh, Wight, Hirst, Knight, Bright, Fish

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Hight Family Origin

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Hight Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Hight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Hight's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hight family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hight.

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Hight Historical Records

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Hight Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Hight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hight in 1943 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hight

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