September 2, 2015 § Leave a comment
Unknown; possibly a variation of “High” or diminutive of “Higgins” or some such, but really, I’ve no idea.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
. . . I’ve got nothing.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Hig Phillips, a wealthy farmer infamous in the area for hiring a substitute to go to war for him, in Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964; set during the American Civil War, 1861-1865).