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Riggs Surname Origin

From the Danish rig, wealthy, rich; or the name may be local, and denoting a steep elevation, a range of hills, or the upper part of such a range.


Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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A Riggs Family History Thought:

'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb




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