Rigg Family History

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Rigg Name Meaning

English: variant of Ridge 1. German: from a short form of any of several Germanic personal names based on ric ‘power(ful)’. Possibly a variant of the Swiss family name Rüegg (see Ruegg).

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

Similar surnames: Nigg, Ring, Rigo, Grigg, Rugg, Rygg, Riggs, Figg, Tagg, Risi

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Rigg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rigg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rigg. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Rigg Family Origin

Where is the Rigg family from?

Rigg Family Occupations

What did your Rigg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Going To School, Moulder and Stone Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rigg. The most common Rigg occupation in Canada was Going To School. 16% of Rigg's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Rigg family was Accountant.

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  • Going To School

  • Moulder

  • Stone Cutter

  • Accountant


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

Rigg Historical Records

What Rigg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Rigg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rigg 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rigg. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Rigg. For the veterans among your Rigg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rigg Life Expectancy

What is the average Rigg lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rigg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rigg in 1948 was 28, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rigg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rigg 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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