Alexander Higgins

1846–Male
Dunaghy, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Higgins was born in 1846, in Dunaghy, County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Michael Higgins, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Higgins, was 34.

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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 (4)

1919

Age 73

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.
1920

Age 74

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.
1937

Age 91

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

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)

  • Alexander Higgins in household of Michel Higgins, "Ireland Census, 1851"
  • Alexandr Higgins in household of Michel Higgins, "Ireland Census, 1851"

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