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Higa Family History

Higa Name Meaning
Japanese: written phonetically with characters meaning ‘comparison’ and ‘praise’; the actual meaning, however, is unclear, although it is the name of several locations in Okinawa. The surname is most common in western Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

22,607 Historical Documents with Higa on Ancestry.com
6,389 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,852 Military Records
8,041 Immigration Records
5,070 Census and Voter Lists
1,255 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Higa Families

  • Number of Higa families
     131 - 260
     44 - 130
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Higa families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Higa last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Higa census records

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Higa Family Origin

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Higa Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Higa

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Higa Family Occupations

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Military Service by Higa

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