When Thankful Higgins was born on 24 August 1696, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ichabod Higgins, was 33 and her mother, Melatiah Hamblin, was 28. She married James Robbins on 15 April 1714, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 28 February 1771, in her hometown, at the age of 74.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking, sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Compare McGuigan .
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Higgin, itself either a Lancashire variant of Huggin (from a pet form of Hugh ), or a variant of Hickin (from a pet form of Richard ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Hick and compare Higson .