Pigg Family History

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Pigg Name Meaning

English (mainly Durham and Northumbria): from Middle English pigge ‘young hog’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or nickname for someone supposedly resembling a hog.

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

Similar surnames: Wigg, Pegg, Figg, Page, Hogg, Pill, Wagg, High, Figge, Twigg

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Pigg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pigg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pigg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Pigg Family Origin

Where is the Pigg family from?

Pigg Family Occupations

What did your Pigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pigg. A less common occupation for the Pigg family was Annuitant. The most common Pigg occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Pigg's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pigg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pigg Historical Records

What Pigg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Pigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pigg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pigg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Pigg. For the veterans among your Pigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pigg Life Expectancy

What is the average Pigg lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Pigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pigg in 1948 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pigg ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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