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The ancient history of the Higinbotham name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided at Higginbottom in the county of Cheshire.

Higinbotham Early Origins



The surname Higinbotham 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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Higinbotham Spelling Variations


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Higinbotham Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Higinbotham include Higginbottom, Higginbotham, Hickenbottom, Hickinbottom, Higgenbottom, Higginbothem, Higinbotham, Higinbothem and many more.

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Higinbotham Early History


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Higinbotham Early History



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

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Higinbotham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Higinbotham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Higinbotham 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Higinbotham or a variant listed above:

Higinbotham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Higinbotham, who settled in New Hampshire in 1718

Higinbotham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louisa Higinbotham, aged 29, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Charybdis" from Hamilton, Bermuda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J677-QJ6 : 6 December 2014), Louisa Higinbotham, 21 Apr 1919; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Charybdis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Higinbotham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Higinbotham, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Louisa Higinbotham, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Charles Higinbotham, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Frances Higinbotham, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Martha Higinbotham, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Higinbotham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Higinbotham (post 1700)



  • U. Frank Higinbotham (b. 1858), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Fayette County, 1909 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • F. E. Higinbotham, American Republican politician, Mayor of Bridgeport, West Virginia, 1947-48 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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:J677-QJ6 : 6 December 2014), Louisa Higinbotham, 21 Apr 1919; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Charybdis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Higinbotham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Higinbotham 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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