Higdon Family History

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Higdon Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Hikedun, a medieval pet form of Richard; it is apparently a variant of Ricardun, a form of Ric(h)ard with a diminutive ending; for explanation of the initial H-, see Hick.

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

Similar surnames: Rigdon, Pigeon, Ipson, Higson, Hibdon, Hilton, Haddon, Ligon, Hitson

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Higdon Family Origin

Where is the Higdon family from?

Higdon Family Occupations

What did your Higdon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Boot Maker and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Higdon. A less common occupation for the Higdon family was Farmer. The most common Higdon occupation in the UK was Baker. 13% of Higdon's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Boot Maker

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Higdon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Higdon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Higdon 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 Higdon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Higdon. For the veterans among your Higdon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Higdon Life Expectancy

What is the average Higdon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Higdon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Higdon in 1941 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Higdon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Higdon 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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