Margaret Higgins

1837–Female
Dunaghy, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Higgins was born in 1837, in Dunaghy, County Antrim, Ireland, her father, Michael Higgins, was 22 and her mother, Catherine Higgins, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Michael Higgins
1815–1885
Catherine Higgins
1812–
Bridget Ann Higgins
1833–
Thomas Higgins
1835–1882
Margaret Higgins
1837–
Rosy Ann Higgins
1839–
Michael Higgins
1840–1906
Patrick Higgins
1843–
Alexander Higgins
1846–
Thomas Higgins
1848–

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World Events (6)

1839

Age 2

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1845

Age 8

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1919

Age 82

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

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 (2)

  • Margret Higgins in household of Michel Higgins, "Ireland Census, 1851"
  • Margret Higgins in household of Michel Higgins, "Ireland Census, 1851"

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