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

What did your Briggs ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Briggs family was Servant. Farmer, Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briggs. The most common Briggs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Briggs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Going To School

    3%
  • Servant

    3%

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

Briggs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Briggs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Briggs 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Briggs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Briggs. For the veterans among your Briggs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Briggs Life Expectancy

What is the average Briggs lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Briggs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Briggs in 1940 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Briggs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Briggs 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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