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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hightower

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  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Hightower means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  • A user from South Carolina, United States says the name Hightower is of Unknown origin and means "Very large in stature.".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Hightower

Grace Hightower is a philanthropist, socialite, actress, singer, flight attendant, philanthropy, actor, and singing. She was most prominent from 1994 to present. Grace was born on April 7th, 1955 in Kilmichael, Mississippi.


Dont'a Hightower is an athlete for the New England Patriots. He has had major accomplishments since 2012. Dont'a was born on March 12th, 1990 in Lewisburg, Tennessee.


Tim Hightower is a football player for the New Orleans Saints. Tim was born on May 23rd, 1986 in Santa Ana, California.


Chelsie Hightower is a dancer/choreographer and choreography. She has been prominent since 1998. Chelsie was given the name Chelsie Kay Hightower on July 21st, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.


Jim Hightower is a journalist; commentator and journalist. Jim was born on January 11th, 1943 in Denison, Texas.


Donna Hightower was a rhythm, blues, soul music, and jazz musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to 2013. Donna was given the name Donna Lubertha Hightower on December 28th, 1926 in Caruthersville, Missouri. She died on August 19th, 2013.


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Popularity of Hightower as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hightower U.S.
  White 50.22% 64.26%
  African American 43.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hightower

People with the last name Hightower are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hightower

  • How Popular is the name Hightower? As a last name Hightower was the 1,787th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hightower first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hightower is Friday, May 16th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Hightower? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hightower. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hightower: Your name in reverse order is Rewothgih. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Weighhtro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hightower? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 20,065 people with the last name Hightower.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hightower? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Hightower as their last name.

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