Riggs Family History

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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

What did your Riggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Riggs. 3% of Riggs men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Riggs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riggs were Builders Labourer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Cowman
    2%
  • Farm Carter
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Riggs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 161,000 census records available for the last name Riggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riggs 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Riggs. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Riggs. For the veterans among your Riggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riggs Life Expectancy

What is the average Riggs lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riggs

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