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 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 Tin Smith. Asst. Post Master and Druggist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Riggins. The most common Riggins occupation in Canada was Asst. Post Master. 33% of Riggins's were Asst. Post Masters.

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  • Asst. Post Master

    33%
  • Druggist

    33%
  • Tin Smith

    33%

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 3,000 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Riggins. 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 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riggins

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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