Higby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Higby family

The surname Higby 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.

Early History of the Higby family

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

Higby Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Higby family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Higby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Higby migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Higby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jonathan Higby, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • Edward Higby, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Higby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Higby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Canada Higby migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Higby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. George Higby U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Uriah Higby U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Jonas Higby U.E., "Higbie, Higbee" born in New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Higby (post 1700) +

  • William Eugene Higby, American politician, the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (1943-1947)
  • Charles Higby (1841-1903), American Union Army soldier in the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Appomattox Campaign
  • William Higby (1813-1887), American politician, United States Representative from California
  • D. Wayne Higby (b. 1943), American artist who specializes in ceramics
  • Wilbur Higby (1867-1934), American silent film actor who appeared in 72 films
  • Gregory J Higby Ph.D., American Adjunct Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin and Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
  • Floyd D. Higby, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Sterling, Illinois, 1951 [3]
  • Cyrus W. Higby, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Jackson, Michigan, 1878-79 [3]
  • Clifford Higby, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Idaho 2nd District, 1924 [3]
  • Charles G. Higby, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 1st District, 1851 [3]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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