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Higman Name Meaning

English (Cornwall and Devon): variant of Hickman .

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

Similar surnames: Hinman, Digman, Hilman, Pigman, Higson, Zigman, Highman, Hegman

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Where is the Higman family from?

You can see how Higman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Higman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Higman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Higman families living in Delaware. This was about 29% of all the recorded Higman's in USA. Delaware and 2 other states had the highest population of Higman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Higman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Higman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Higman. 13% of Higman men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Higman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Higman were Carpenter and Proprietor. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Proprietor
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Higman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Higman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Higman. 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 Cards

There are 923 military records available for the last name Higman. For the veterans among your Higman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Higman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Higman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Higman in 1944 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

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