Perhaps from Middle English hehfader, heahfeder, from Old English hēahfæder (“patriarch”, literally “high-father”); or perhaps a direct borrowing of the Old English word, equivalent to high + father.
"highfather." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 12 October 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/highfather>.
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