Nathaniel Higgins

1 June 1694–30 August 1758 (Age 64)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Higgins was born on 1 June 1694, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ichabod Higgins, was 31 and his mother, Melatiah Hamblin, was 25. He married Elizabeth Atwood on 26 February 1718, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 30 August 1758, in Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Wellfleet, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Higgins
1694–1758
Elizabeth Atwood
1695–1729
Marriage: 26 February 1718
Nathaniel Higgins
1719–1743
Daniel Higgins
1722–1749
Enoch Higgins
1724–1801

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1718Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    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 (24)

    • Nathaniel Higgins, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Nathaniel Higgins, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • U.S., Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976

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