Rigg Family History
Rigg Name Meaning
English: habitational name from one or other of the many minor placenames in northern England named with Middle English rigg (Old Norse hryggr) ‘ridge’. Compare the synonymous Ridge . German: from a short form of any of several ancient Germanic personal names based on the element rīc ‘power(ful)’. This surname is very rare in Germany. Altered form of Swiss German Rüegg (see Ruegg ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press