The Higginbottom/Higginbotham family is bears a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo- Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from having lived at Higginbottom in the county of Cheshire, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Spelling variations of this family name include:
- and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family in the New World include
- John Higginbotham settled with his wife and servants in the Barbados in 1680.
- Richard Higginbottom settled in Virginia in 1726.
- Thomas Higginbottom settled in New England in 1774.