Rigg Name Meaning

English: variant of Ridge 1. German: from a short form of any of several Germanic personal names based on ric ‘power(ful)’. Possibly a variant of the Swiss family name Rüegg (see Ruegg).

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


Similar surnames: Nigg, Ring, Rigo, Grigg, Rugg, Rygg, Riggs, Figg, Tagg, Risi

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Rigg Family Origin

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Rigg Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rigg family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rigg. The most common Rigg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Rigg's were Farmers.

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Rigg Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Rigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rigg in 1948 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rigg

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