Last name: HIGGINS

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HIGGINS : This last name is indexed 344,997 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HIGGINS : 1: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’ a byname meaning ‘viking sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Compare McGuigan.2: 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.

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