Sus armas: en campo de plata, sembrado de gotas, sable, una faja de sable con tres torres de plata; cimera, una torre de sable de la que sale un semi-grifo alado, de plata, teniendo en la derecha una espada.

Higgins / O´Higgins

El apellido O'HIGGINS (y su variante HIGGINS) provienen del gaélico O'hUigin (se pronuncia O'Higgeen). Se origina en una rama del clan de los O'Neill (no los del Ulster) que se ubicó hacia el oeste, hasta Co.Sligo, donde poseyeron grandes extensiones de territorio. Esta familia ha producido distinguidos poetas durante varios siglos, comenzando por Tadhj Mor O'hUigin, que murió en 1315. O'Hart los coloca entre las familias de la línea de Heremon, descendientes de Uigin, hijo de Fiacha, que es el Nº 88 en el pedigree de los MacGeoghegan. En las listas de pasajeros llegados a Buenos Aires hasta el año 1880 se encuentran veinte personas de este apellido, arribados entre los años 1835 y 1869.

The history of this ancient Sligo family traces its ancestry as being of Irish native origin before the year 1100 and appears first in the ancient records in Sligo. The name "Higgins" is thought by modern scholarship, to have been derived from Uiging and related to the branch of the O'Neils where they held large estates in most of the Western Counties of Ireland.

The Higgins clan produced a remarkable number of distinguished poets, the first being notably Tadhg Mor O'hlligin who died in 1315. A direct branch of the family tree is said to have produced Don Ambrosio O'Higgins (1721-1801) who was made Viceroy of Peru by the King of Spain in 1788. Don ambrosio is believed to have been born in Summerhill Co Meath where there is a district known as Ballina. Don Ambrosio styled himself as O'Higgins of Ballina the "O" prefix was first used in 1788 with future generations reverting to Higgins.

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.

 

Ambrose O'Higgins y Neale & Isabel Riquelme y Meza ( modificado el 19.03.2017 ) | |
Edward O'Higgins & Mary Farrell ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Eugene O'Higgins & Bridget Scally ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
James Higgins & Mary Cogley y Ketton ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Jorge Higgins & Gregoria Veliz ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Juan Higgins & Isabella Arispe ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
N Higgins & Brigid Gillen ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Owen O'Higgins & Catalina Mahon ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Peter Higgins & Ellen Dalton ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Stephen Higgins & Kathleen Donnelly ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )