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Origins of the High surname

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About the Highs

We have a total number of 15421 records for people with the last name High.

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Where do most Highs live?

In 1921, most Highs lived in East.


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Interesting facts about Highs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 13,600 records for the High surname. The oldest one dates back to 1600.

Who were Highs most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Highs.

What are the most common High first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of High family members

Common jobs for Highs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Highs in 1921
Dressmaker

85

Laundress

50

General Servant Domestic

35

Domestic Servant

32

Housekeeper

32

Common Male occupations for Highs in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

140

Farm Labourer

60

General Labourer

44

Farmer

41

Carpenter

39

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