Hightower Family History

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Hightower Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered form of Hayter (see Hight).

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

Similar surnames: Lighter, Sightler, Ringhofer, Harrower, Lightle, Hughen, Wuchter

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Hightower Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hightower name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hightower. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Hightower Family Origin

Where is the Hightower family from?

Hightower Family Occupations

What did your Hightower ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hightower occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Hightower's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hightower family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hightower.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Hightower Historical Records

What Hightower family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Hightower. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hightower 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hightower. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Hightower. For the veterans among your Hightower ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hightower Life Expectancy

What is the average Hightower lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hightower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hightower in 1941 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hightower 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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