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The HIGHT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,540 5732 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,692 3462 0.003 34
Change since 1880 +3848 -2270 -0.001 -14
Other Countries
Australia 16 62950 0.000 1
United Kingdom 54 25919 0.000 1
Top States for HIGHT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 642 3646 0.003 31
California 470 6190 0.001 14
North Carolina 368 3026 0.005 46
Georgia 343 2862 0.004 42
Tennessee 287 2875 0.005 50
Top States for HIGHT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 83 1216 0.011 110
Maine 111 2122 0.009 87
Oklahoma 192 2601 0.006 56
Arkansas 137 2639 0.005 51
Tennessee 287 2875 0.005 50


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HIGHT live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HIGHT represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HIGHT in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HIGHT by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HIGHT

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HIGHT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HIGHT surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HIGHT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 371 6.7
White (Hispanic) 117 2.11
Mixed Race 91 1.64
Native American/Alaskan 64 1.16
Asian/Pacific 29 0.52
White (Caucasian) 4,868 87.87

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HIGHT surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HIGHT in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of HIGHT.

Similar names to HIGHT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HIGHT.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HIGHT

The following words are slight variants of HIGHT that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.