O'Higgins:

households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)






VARIANTS


SURNAME
TOTAL
Higgins 1965
O'Higgins 2
 
 
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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.
 

COUNTY BREAKDOWN

O'Higgins households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.
Click on a county name for a breakdown of the number of households by parish (paying).
  Dublin city 1 Mayo 1