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Origins of surname

Meaning a descendant of 'Uiginn', this name has its orgins in very early Gaelic words for Vikings. There is also a suggestion that the name developed separately in England from the personal name Riichard, a link we find unlikely

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Mary, daughter of Andrew and Mary Higgins in St Ouen in 1806


  • Higgins
  • Higgin
  • Higgen
  • Higginson

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Higgins family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Patrick Higgins of 18th Depot Battalion - 8 March 1871, D/Y/A/35
  • Hugh Higgins, St Aubin - 9 May 1906, D/Y/A/65
  • Charles Higginson of Club Chambers, Regent Street, Middlesex, esquire - 20 November 1878, D/Y/A/40
  • Frederick Higginson, FRCS, Civil Surgeon, Hardoi - 15 March 1917, D/Y/A/76


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