High Family History

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High Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Anglia and northern England): nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’, ‘tall’, Old English heah (compare Hay 2), or a topographic name for a dweller on a hilltop or high place, from the same word used in a topographical sense. This second use is supported by early forms such as Richard atte High (Sussex 1332).

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

Similar surnames: Haigh, Hugh, Hight, Higham, Hogg, Hind, Bligh, Hild, Fish, Wigg

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High Family Origin

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High Family Occupations

What did your High ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named High. 48% of High men worked as a Farmer and 43% of High women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named High were Carpenter and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer

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

High Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name High. Like a window into their day-to-day life, High 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name High. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 67,000 military records available for the last name High. For the veterans among your High ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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High Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, High life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for High in 1943 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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