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

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Dealer In Stock-Constable

    8%
  • Servant

    8%

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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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Hignight Life Expectancy

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