Higbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Higbie family

The surname Higbie was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Higbie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Higbie research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1726 is included under the topic Early Higbie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Higbie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Higbe, Hegbe, Hege, Hegbes, Higbes, Hegele and others.

Early Notables of the Higbie family (pre 1700)

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Higbie migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Higbie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmd Higbie, who arrived in Virginia in 1645 [1]

Higbie migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Higbie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry Higbie, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Higbie (post 1700)

  • Richard Higbie (1857-1900), American politician, Member of the New York State Senate (1896-1898)
  • Barbara Higbie (b. 1958), American Grammy nominated pianist, composer, violinist, singer-songwriter
  • Robert W. Higbie Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933 [2]
  • Richard Higbie (1857-1900), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County, 1893-95; Member of New York State Senate 1st District, 1896-98 [2]
  • A. Higbie, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 2nd District, 1873-75 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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