Briggs Family History

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Briggs Name Meaning

Northern English form of Bridge, from Old Norse bryggja.

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


Similar surnames: Riggs, Biggs, Trigg, Bridge, Bright, Bigby, Prigge, Rings, Triggs

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Briggs Family Origin

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Briggs Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Briggs occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Briggs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Briggs family was Labourer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briggs.

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Briggs Historical Records

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Briggs Life Expectancy

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