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Highbarger Family History

Highbarger Name 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: Highberger, Hashbarger, Harshbarger, Eichberger, Highlander

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Where is the Highbarger family from?

You can see how Highbarger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Highbarger family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Highbarger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Highbarger families living in Tennessee. This was about 33% of all the recorded Highbarger's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Highbarger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Highbarger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Highbarger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Highbarger. 33% of Highbarger men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Highbarger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Highbarger were Painter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    17%
  • Painter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Highbarger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Highbarger 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 23 immigration records available for the last name Highbarger. 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 205 military records available for the last name Highbarger. For the veterans among your Highbarger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Highbarger lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Highbarger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Highbarger in 1967 was 72, and 61 in 2004.

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