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

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Higginbotham Family Origin

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Higginbotham Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

  • Silk Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Higginbotham family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Silk Weaver and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Higginbotham. The most common Higginbotham occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Higginbotham's were Coal Miners.

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Higginbotham Historical Records

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Higginbotham Life Expectancy

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