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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Nathaniel Higgins
Elizabeth Atwood
Marriage: 26 February 1718
Nathaniel Higgins
Daniel Higgins
Enoch Higgins

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.

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    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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