Riggs Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a ridge, Old Norse hryggr. Compare Ridge.

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


Similar surnames: Briggs, Rigby, Rigg, Biggs, Krings, Griggs, Rings, Rogus, Triggs

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Riggs Family Origin

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Riggs Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%
  • Charwoman

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riggs. The most common Riggs occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Riggs's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Riggs family was Charwoman.

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Riggs Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Riggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Riggs in 1940 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riggs

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