Higgins Family History

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Higgins Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking’, ‘sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Irish: variant of Hagan. English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick.

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

Similar surnames: Kiggins, O'higgins, Heggins, Higginson, Huggins, Miggins, Wiggins

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Higgins Family Origin

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Higgins Family Occupations

What did your Higgins ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Higgins. 10% of Higgins men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Higgins women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Higgins were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

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

Higgins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 703,000 census records available for the last name Higgins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Higgins 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 96,000 immigration records available for the last name Higgins. 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 110,000 military records available for the last name Higgins. For the veterans among your Higgins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Higgins Life Expectancy

What is the average Higgins lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Higgins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Higgins in 1940 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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