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Surname origins Location
Derived from the location where an ancestor originated
Derived from the nickname of an ancestor, describing their personality or appearance

'Dweller by the enclosure'
'High, tall'

Geographic origins n/a
Language Old English
Sources Reaney & Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958)
My line of the Heighes family can be traced back to a yeoman Edward Heighes who lived in the East Worldham area of Hampshire towards the end of the 17th century. Several generations of the Heighes family are buried at the church in the village.

My line of the Heighes family - at least two generations who were agricultural labourers - were later connected with the nearby villages of Selborne and
Empshott and the Sussex village of Northchapel before moving to Chiddingfold in Surrey where in 1935 my grandmother married a Bradley.

Do you have a Heighes ancestor with a connection to one of the following places?

Selborne, Hampshire   1740-50s
Empshott, Hampshire   1760-1900s
Northchapel, Sussex   1850s
Ramsnest Common, Surrey   1860-80s
Chiddingfold, Surrey   1890-1930s

Do you have any information on the following people?

Thomas Heighes   1748/49-1812
Thomas Heighes   d. 1847
Thomas Heighes   b. 1826/27 (in Empshott, Hampshire)

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