Thankful Higgins

24 August 1696–28 February 1771 (Age 74)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Thankful

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 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Doane
1697–1778
Thankful Higgins
1696–1771
Marriage: 14 May 1720
Samuel Doane
1722–1797
Barzillah Priscilla Doane
1723–1768
Thankful Doane
1726–1772
Timothy Doane
1732–1759
Martha Doane
1739–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1720Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (5)

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    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Higgens
    McGuigan
    Haggins
    Heggins
    Kiggins

    Sources (13)

    • Thankful Higgins, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Thankful Higgins, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Thankful Higgins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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