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Higginbottom is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived at Higginbottom in the county of Cheshire.

Higginbottom Early Origins



The surname Higginbottom was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Higginbottom Spelling Variations


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Higginbottom Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Higginbottom family name include Higginbottom, Higginbotham, Hickenbottom, Hickinbottom, Higgenbottom, Higginbothem, Higinbotham, Higinbothem and many more.

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Higginbottom Early History


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Higginbottom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Higginbottom research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Higginbottom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Higginbottom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Higginbottom Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Higginbottom surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Higginbottom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Higginbottom, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Higginbottom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Higginbottom settled in Virginia in 1726
  • Thomas Higginbottom settled in New England in 1774

Higginbottom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Higginbottom, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Higginbottom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Higginbottom, aged 25, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Toronto" from Hull, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QH-G3K : 6 December 2014), Robert Higginbottom, 08 Jan 1919; citing departure port Hull, England, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Toronto, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas Higginbottom, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-X2X : 6 December 2014), Thomas Higginbottom, 24 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Higginbottom Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Higginbottom, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Robert Higginbottom, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • Catherine Higginbottom, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Higginbottom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Higginbottom (post 1700)



  • Heather A. Higginbottom (b. 1972), American politician, Deputy Director of the federal Office of Management and Budget (2011)
  • Frank William Higginbottom (1912-1981), American politician, Mayor of Winfield, Kansas, 1957-58
  • David B. Higginbottom, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 10th District, 1986, 1988
  • Clarence Charles Higginbottom (1897-1977), American politician, Mayor of Winfield, Kansas, 1947
  • Sam Higginbottom (1874-1958), English-born Christian missionary in Allahabad, India
  • Edward Higginbottom, English Conductor of the Choir of New College Oxford
  • Jake Higginbottom, Australian golfer, winner of the Riversdale Cup (2012)
  • Frederick James Higginbottom (1859-1943), British journalist and newspaper editor
  • Susan Higginbottom Ph.D., Canadian psychologist
  • Samuel Higginbottom, former President of Rolls Royce

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Higginbottom Historic Events


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Higginbottom Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Ernest Higginbottom, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Mary Polly Higginbottom, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QH-G3K : 6 December 2014), Robert Higginbottom, 08 Jan 1919; citing departure port Hull, England, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Toronto, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-X2X : 6 December 2014), Thomas Higginbottom, 24 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Higginbottom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Higginbottom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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