When Claude William Higgins was born on 31 July 1901, in Indiana, United States, his father, Josiah Joseph Higgins, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Alice Grubb, was 41. He lived in Evansville, Knight Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1930 and Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 4 April 1992, in Las Cruces, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States.
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 .
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