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Riggs Family History

Riggs Name Meaning
Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Old Norse hryggr. Compare Ridge.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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224,142 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
34,109 Military Records
10,331 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Riggs Families

  • Number of Riggs families
     141 - 279
     48 - 140
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Riggs families
     177 - 351
     60 - 176
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Riggs families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Riggs Family Origin

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Riggs Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Riggs

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Riggs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Riggs census records

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Riggs Civil War Service Records

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