Higginbotham Family History
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Higginbotham Name Meaning
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire now known as Oakenbottom. The history of the place name is somewhat confused, but it is probably composed of the Old English elements ?cen or acen ‘oaken’ + botme ‘broad valley’. During the Middle Ages this name became successively Eakenbottom and Ickenbottom, the first element becoming associated with the dialect word hicken or higgen ‘mountain ash’ or the personal name Higgin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Birmingham, Grantham, Windham, Rowbotham, Billingham, Fillingham