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Higson Family History

Higson Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Higg + son (see Higgs ). Higg(e) was a variant of Hikke usually a pet form of Richard or Hugh .

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

Similar surnames: Hixson, Hinson, Hingson, Higdon, Dison, Hilson, Ipson, Huson, Eidson

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Where is the Higson family from?

You can see how Higson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Higson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Higson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Higson family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Higson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Higson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Higson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Higson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Higson. 32% of Higson men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Higson women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Higson were Trucker and Beauty Operator. .

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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
  • Lawyer
  • Farmer
  • Trucker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Housewife
  • Laundress
  • Beauty Operator
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Higson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Higson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Higson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Higson. For the veterans among your Higson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Higson lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Higson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Higson in 1962 was 81, and 59 in 2004.

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