Higginson Family History

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Higginson Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick.

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

Similar surnames: Higgins, Hankinson, Dickinson, Meggison, Hodkinson, Hipkins

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Higginson Family Origin

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Higginson Family Occupations

What did your Higginson 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 Higginson. 12% of Higginson men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Higginson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Higginson were Retired and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Cotton Weaver

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

Higginson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Higginson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Higginson 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Higginson. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Higginson. For the veterans among your Higginson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Higginson Life Expectancy

What is the average Higginson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Higginson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Higginson in 1957 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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