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Higgins households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Higgins households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Antrim 45 Armagh 8
Belfast city 29 Carlow 8
Cavan 36 Clare 50
Cork 169 Cork city 13
Derry 39 Donegal 25
Down 49 Dublin 24
Dublin city 27 Fermanagh 21
Galway 248 Kerry 49
Kildare 47 Kilkenny 11
Laois 44 Leitrim 65
Limerick 50 Limerick city 10
Longford 39 Louth 13
Mayo 242 Meath 24
Monaghan 18 Offaly 32
Roscommon 178 Sligo 144
Tipperary 44 Tyrone 29
Waterford 47 Westmeath 36
Wexford 33 Wicklow 19

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Higgans: rare: Down, Dublin. See Higgins. Also possibly English, cognate with Hicks, q.v.
Higgins: Very numerous: all areas especially Connacht and Ulster. Ir. Ó h-Uiginn, uiging, a viking or sea-rover. A branch of the Southern Uí Néill, they moved to Connacht; a literary family noted for their poetic ability, they were later prominent in S America. IF & SGG.
O'Higgins: fairly numerous: Galway-Mayo, N Leinster etc. Ir. Ó h-Uiginn, ? Viking. They were a sept of the Southern Uí Néill in W Meath, they were displaced to Sligo but flourished as a literary family. The name was notable in Spain and S America. IF.
Ó h-Uiginn: rare: Dublin etc. Ir.Lang. See Higgins.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Higgins 1965
O'Higgins 2


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SURNAME
Heggins
Higans
Higens
Higgans
Higgens
Higgons
Higins
Hignes
Higns
Higones
Hyggins
Ó h-Uiginn


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