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Where did the English Rigg family come from? What is the English Rigg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Rigg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Rigg family history?The lineage of the name Rigg begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near a ridge. Rigg is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Rigg comes from the Old English word rigge, or the Old English word hrycg, both of which mean ridge. The earliest recorded members of the Rigg family lived in Lancashire.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rigge, Rigg, Riggs and others.
First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rigg research. Another 297 words(21 lines of text) covering the year 1567 is included under the topic Early Rigg History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Rigg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Rigg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 114 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rigg Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Rigg Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Rigg Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Rigg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rigg 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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