Higgs Family History

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Higgs Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hick.

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

Similar surnames: Wiggs, Hicks, Baggs, Riggs, Figgs, Heggs, Twiggs, Diggs, Biggs

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Higgs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Higgs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Higgs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Higgs Family Origin

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Higgs Family Occupations

What did your Higgs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Higgs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Higgs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Higgs family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Higgs.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Higgs Historical Records

What Higgs family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Higgs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Higgs 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Higgs. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Higgs. For the veterans among your Higgs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Higgs Life Expectancy

What is the average Higgs lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Higgs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Higgs in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Higgs 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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