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Higgins Family History

Higgins Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking’, ‘sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr).Irish: variant of Hagan.English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick.

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

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893,603 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
105,139 Military Records
88,842 Immigration Records
649,544 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Higgins Families

  • Number of Higgins families
     878 - 1,753
     293 - 877
     1 - 292
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Higgins families
     1,145 - 2,288
     382 - 1,144
     1 - 381
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Higgins families
     500 - 997
     167 - 499
     1 - 166
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Higgins Family Origin

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Higgins Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Higgins

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Higgins Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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