Higgins


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  • Higgins in 1659.

  • Higgins births mapped 1864-1913

  • Higgins 1901 census map

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    The surname



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    Higgins


    O'Higgins




Parishes where Higgins and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:45Armagh:8Belfast city:29Carlow:8
Cavan:36Clare:50Cork:169Cork city:13
Derry:39Donegal:25Down:49Dublin:24
Dublin city:27Fermanagh:21Galway:248Kerry:49
Kildare:47Kilkenny:11Laois:44Leitrim:65
Limerick:50Limerick city:10Longford:39Louth:13
Mayo:242Meath:24Monaghan:18Offaly:32
Roscommon:178Sligo:144Tipperary:44Tyrone:29
Waterford:47Westmeath:36Wexford:33Wicklow:19

Surname Dictionary

Higgans rare: Down, Dublin. See Higgins. Also possibly English, cognate with Hicks, q.v.
Higgins Very numerous: all areas especially Connacht and Ulster. Ir. Ó h-Uiginn, uiging, a viking or sea-rover. A branch of the Southern Uí Néill, they moved to Connacht; a literary family noted for their poetic ability, they were later prominent in S America. IF & SGG.
O h-Uiginn rare: Dublin etc. Ir.Lang. See Higgins.
O'Higgins fairly numerous: Galway-Mayo, N Leinster etc. Ir. Ó h-Uiginn, ? Viking. They were a sept of the Southern Uí Néill in W Meath, they were displaced to Sligo but flourished as a literary family. The name was notable in Spain and S America. IF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Higgin: 5
Higgins: 1965
O'Higgins: 2

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Heggins
Hicken
Higans
Higens
Higgans
Higgen
Higgens
Higgons
Higguns
Higin
Higins
Hignes
Higns
Higones
Hyggins
Hyggyn
Hygins
O h-Uiginn
O Higgan
O Higgin
O Higin


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