If you are conducting some Higgins family history research then you can view the Higgins coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Higgins surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Higgins in Ireland is
derived from either Anglo settlers
who arrived into the country in
the seventeenth century or from
native Gaelic Septs who adopted it
as the anglicized version of their name.
The main Sept which did this was the
O'hUigin Sept who were based in
County Sligo. The name is still among
the one hundred most commonly
found in Ireland.
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Tower/Castle||Denotes Grandeur and a place in Society|
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