Hignight Family History

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Hignight Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of English Hignett, which is from a pet form of the personal name Hick. Alternatively, perhaps, it may be an Americanized form of a German name ending with -knecht. Compare Goodnight.

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


Similar surnames: Basnight, Jinright, Whitenight, Knight, Minnich, Hoenig, Fosnight

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Hignight Family Origin

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Hignight Family Occupations

What did your Hignight ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hignight family was Servant. The most common Hignight occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Hignight's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Dealer In Stock-Constable were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hignight.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Dealer In Stock-Constable

    8%
  • Servant

    8%

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

Hignight Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hignight Life Expectancy

What is the average Hignight lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hignight life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Hignight in 1952 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hignight

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hignight 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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