Riggs surname: Rigges and Rigg are variants of the Old Norse Ridge from the word hyrggr. Formation and development as a surname is from the Middle English word rigge and the Old English word hrycg. The meaning is "someone who lived on or by a ridge." Norwegian: habitational name from any of fifteen farmsteads so named, from Old Norse hryggr meaning‘backbone’or ‘spine’, in allusion to a mountain ridge.
Variations: Rigg, Rigge, Rigges, Ridge
Norwegian variant- Rygg