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Higdon Family History

Higdon Name Meaning
English: from the personal name Hikedun, a medieval pet form of Richard; it is apparently a variant of Ricardun, a form of Ric(h)ard with a diminutive ending; for explanation of the initial H-, see Hick.

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

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44,872 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,313 Military Records
902 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Higdon Families

  • Number of Higdon families
     72 - 141
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Higdon families
     29 - 55
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Higdon last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Higdon Family Origin

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Higdon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Higdon

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Higdon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Higdon census records

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Higdon Civil War Service Records

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