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Hig Family History

Hig Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: High, Haig, Higa, Vig, Hix, Hug, Hing, Big, Ji, Qiu

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Where is the Hig family from?

You can see how Hig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hig family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Hig families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1901 there were 3 Hig families living in Angus. This was 100% of all the recorded Hig's in Scotland. Angus had the highest population of Hig families in 1901.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hig. 50% of Hig men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 422 census records available for the last name Hig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hig 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 123 immigration records available for the last name Hig. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 79 military records available for the last name Hig. For the veterans among your Hig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hig lifespan?

Between 1982 and 1985, in the United States, Hig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Hig in 1982 was 88, and 97 in 1985.

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