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Hight Family History

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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Where is the Hight family from?

You can see how Hight families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hight family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hight families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 28 Hight families living in Quebec. This was about 70% of all the recorded Hight's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Hight families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hight surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hight ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hight. 34% of Hight men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hight women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hight were Chauffeur and Maid. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Clerk
    28%
  • Labourer
    28%
  • Chauffeur
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Maid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Hight. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hight census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hight. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Hight. For the veterans among your Hight ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hight lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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