Surname Hightchew
Hi my name is Bob Heightchew I am looking for any information about the surname Heightchew- Hightchew- This family is from Henry County Ky, at least that is all that I can go back to, I can not find any more information on this family name. I can only go back to 1870 To Henderson Hightchew my 4th Great grandfather. This was known as a Pennsylvania Dutch community, I am not sure they were dutch?
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The names Heightchew, Hightchew, Highchew, Hiteshew, Heightshoe, Hightshoe, etc. are all alterations of the German name Heidschuh. You'll find the original bearer of this surname in the US at tinyurl.com/lx8p7sr. By the way, the Pennsylvania Dutch are not Dutch but German as you can see at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_dutch.
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tinyurl doesn't seem to work here.
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Works fine for me. Maybe you copied the period after the address.
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I did just that, this time, but in the other tinyurl I copy it fully and I was brought into a page that told me I wasn't allowed entrance into that part of the site (seemingly because they charge for that; I mean the one you posted about the dutch surname).
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