James Higgins

6 April 1800–3 February 1881 (Age 80)
Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Higgins was born on 6 April 1800, in Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Higgins, was 49 and his mother, Margaret Patrick, was 35. He married Margaret Dykes on 1 June 1841, in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 3 February 1881, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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James Higgins
Margaret Dykes
Marriage: 1 June 1841
William Higgins
George Higgins
James Smith Higgins
Archibald Patter Higgins
John Higgins

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Dykes


1 June 1841
Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    William Higgins


    George Higgins


    James Smith Higgins


    Archibald Patter Higgins



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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 2

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 15

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

Age 22

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking’, ‘searover’ (from Old Norse víkingr).2 Irish: variant of Hagan .3 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Higgin, a pet form of Hick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Higgins, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Higgins in entry for James Smith Higgins, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Higgins in entry for George Higgins, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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