Riggins Family History

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Riggins Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: unexplained. Possibly a variant of Higgins through misdivision of a name such as Peter Higgins.

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

Similar surnames: Miggins, Liggins, Higgins, Siggins, Diggins, Kiggins, Dwiggins

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Riggins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Riggins name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Riggins Family Origin

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Riggins Family Occupations

What did your Riggins ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Riggins family was Iron Moulder. Angle Iron Smith At Shipbuildg Yard, Barrack Sergeant and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riggins. The most common Riggins occupation in the UK was Angle Iron Smith At Shipbuildg Yard. 11% of Riggins's were Angle Iron Smith At Shipbuildg Yards.

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  • Angle Iron Smith At Shipbuildg Yard

  • Barrack Sergeant

  • Coal Miner

  • Iron Moulder


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

Riggins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Riggins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riggins 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 Riggins. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Riggins. For the veterans among your Riggins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riggins Life Expectancy

What is the average Riggins lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Riggins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Riggins in 1944 was 27, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riggins 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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