James Higgins

about 1800–about 1851 (Age 51)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

The Life Summary of James

James Higgins was born about 1800, in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland as the son of Thomas Higgins. He had at least 7 sons and 5 daughters with Mary Foot. He lived in Saint Dunstan and All Saints Church, Stepney, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died about 1851, in Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51, and was buried in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Higgins
1800–1851
Mary Foot
1802–
John Higgins
1823–
John Higgins
1823–
Thomas Higgins
1826–
Mary Ann Higgins
1829–
Peter Higgins
1830–1884
Ann Higgins
1834–1883
James Higgins
1835–
Jane Higgins
1838–1908
Jane Higgins
1839–
Jane Higgins
1839–
Alfred Higgins
1841–
James Higgins
1847–

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union
Age 1
The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
Age 8
The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815
Age 15
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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 (10)

  • James Higgins, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Higgins, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Higgins in entry for Mary Ann Higgins, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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