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Higgins Name Study

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About the Project

The Higgins Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Higgins name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Higgins name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Higgins's), by time period (18th Century Higgins's), or by topic (Higgins DNA, Higgins Occupations, Higgins Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

To add a profile to the Study and Higgins Category add the following text:

This profile is part of the Higgins Name Study.
{{One Name Study|name=Higgins}}

How to Join

To join the Higgins Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Brandi Morgan for assistance, or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

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Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

  • Higgin
  • O'Higgin
  • Higgans
  • Higgens

Higgins yDNA

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Hi, my maiden name is Higgins. My father’s family is centered around Providence, Rhode Island. Every generation seems to have several men named James, John, Henry, and Francis, many of whom worked as postal clerks. Several sources say ultimately they were born in Ireland, but I can’t seem to get any further information. Any help is appreciated. I can share what I have, too.
posted by Karen Higgins
Hi, my name is Scott Higgins. I’m from Northern Ireland and would love to find more of us.
posted by Scott Higgins
My mother is a Higgins from Bar Harbor, Hancock, Maine. There are a number of higgins in the area. Bar Harbor was founded by three Higgins men.
posted by Andrew Fowler
What do you have about bar harbor Higgins family? My Higgins family were in Eden before moving to Eastport!
The Higgins' in my tree come from Ireland (Mayo, Sligo, Dublin), Rochester New York, Ohio. I have a brick wall with my Great Grandfather William Higgins (1882-1932). His Father was James but I can't verify that or find records in support.https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Higgins-4825
posted by Dominic Higgins
My Maiden Name is Higgins and I have many Higgins in my tree in Ireland and the USA. I would like to join the Higgins Name Study.
Hi Brandi,

I have a 4x great grandmother who is a Higgins, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Higgins-5050 (Hannah Higgins Pruett). I would love to learn who here parents are.

posted by Caryl (Short) Ruckert
father D. C. Higgins (1882 - 1950) Higgins-6926

son Alden Herbert Higgins (1908 - 1973) Higgins-6811

both on the "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M23Z-V34 : accessed 12 November 2018), Alden H Higgins in household of D C Higgins, Fort Worth Ward 10, Tarrant, Texas, United States;

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC9K-62Y : accessed 12 November 2018), Alden Higgins in household of D C Higgins, Justice Precinct 4, Tarrant, Texas, United States;

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HKHK-FW2 : accessed 12 November 2018), Alden Higgins in household of D C Higgins, Precinct 4, Tarrant, Texas, United States;

posted by Susan Smith