Peter W Higgins was born on 26 April 1863, in Middleton, County Cork, Ireland. He married Catharine E. Barry in 1890. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Julien, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 2 September 1943, in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, 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 .