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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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Higgins. A less common occupation for the Higgins family was Laborer. The most common Higgins occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Higgins's were Farmers.

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Higgins Historical Records

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Higgins Life Expectancy

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