Higgens Family History

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Higgens Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Higgins.

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

Similar surnames: Higgins, Miggins, Riggins, Haggins, Kiggins, Siggins, Diggins

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Higgens Family Origin

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Higgens Family Occupations

What did your Higgens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Higgens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Higgens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Higgens family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Higgens.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Higgens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Higgens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Higgens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Higgens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Higgens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Higgens. For the veterans among your Higgens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Higgens Life Expectancy

What is the average Higgens lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Higgens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Higgens in 1958 was 55, and 63 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Higgens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Higgens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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